pets for patriots


Some of the ways we transform and save lives is by allowing:

•Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) regain a sense of purpose and confidence in their futures.

•Individuals living alone are comforted by the security of a constant companion.

•Hard-to-place dogs and cats are given a second chance at life.

•Pets help men and women separating from the service ease the transition to civilian life.

how it works

1. Veteran or military member applies online to Pets for Patriots  ( and provides a military ID or a copy of the veterans DD-214.

2. Pets for Patriots will direct the veteran to a local partner shelter to find a new pet friend.

3. Shelter will fax completed adoption contract to Pets for Patriots.

4. Pets for Patriots sends the veteran a gift card to be used at a major pet retailer.

5. Veteran takes the adopted pet to a local veterinary partner for discounted care.

get in touch

Keep the love strong by connecting with Friends of the Blount County Animal Center on Facebook. There, you can get updates on events, adopt your next best friend, and help families find their lost companions. Connect with us to find out how our organization can enrich your life through volunteer opportunities and adoption.

Address: P.O. Box 1099 Alcoa, TN 37701-1099

Physical Address: 233 Currie Ave Maryville, TN 37804

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Friday 11am - 6PM
Tuesday – Friday (Adoptions by appointment only) from 11 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday (Adoptions by appointment only) from 10 AM to 2 PM
Closed on Sunday and Monday

Phone: (865) 980-6244 EXT. 2
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