Free Adoptions For Veterans!

Caring For Creatures is proud to announce our partnership with the Veteran Pet Adoption Program sponsored by Coming Home Well, a veteran hosted radio show in Charlottesville.  Through this partnership we will be offering FREE ADOPTIONS to veterans in an effort to help fulfill the Vet Pet Adoption Program’s mission of connecting veterans to companion animals to assist in easing depression and anxiety and work towards ending the epidemic of veteran suicide. We see first-hand how therapeutic the companionship of animals are and are so happy to have the opportunity to unite veterans with their next pet through this special program.

Veterans are encouraged to visit our website and browse our pets.  We have marked specific veteran companion animals with an American flag graphic, but they are not exclusive to the program.  Veterans interested in adopting an animal will fill out the standard Caring For Creatures application.  Our adoption coordinator will review the application and upon approval will contact the veteran to arrange a day and time to visit the sanctuary to meet possible companion animal matches in the same process as other applicants.

If a veteran finds a special connection with a dog not identified for the program, our adoption coordinator will assess whether or not the adoption will be successful.  Specific feline candidates may be identified, but all felines are available for adoption through the program.   As with all adoptions, pets will be matched with adopters based on both the needs of the applicant and the needs of the animal.  Our Caring For Creatures adoption coordinator will assist veterans in finding the right animal for them and their lifestyle.

All branches of the military are eligible, including National Guard and Reserves members.  Proof of veteran status and a valid ID (driver’s license, state issued ID card, etc.) are required.

Click on the link to learn more about this program: Program details for veteran adoption

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Caring For Creatures has also partnered with Gratitude Charlottesville, a foundation that seeks to provide support to military and police personnel. The Gratitude Charlottesville foundation will pay adoption fees for animals adopted by military or police personnel.  In addition, they have a directory of local companies that offer discounts to military and police.  You’ll find it herewww.gratitudecville.com

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For more information about these programs please contact:

  • Alyssa Gulley (Dog Adoption Coordinator), cfchome2@gmail.com
  • David Johnson (Cat Adoption Coordinator), cfchome4@gmail.com
  • 434-842-2404