Pets for Patriots


Baltimore Humane Society is proud to partner with Pets for Patriots, a not-for-profit organization that connects our country’s loyal service men and women with “harder-to-place” shelter pets. This free program increases the adoption of adult and other at-risk homeless pets by veterans and/or active service members of the United States military.

Program participants are qualified for up to two program-eligible free adoptions per person/household, as well as veterinary care discounts and assistance with essentials.

Adopters must present a letter showing they are a Pets for Patriots member and must be adopting for themselves only. Normal adoption procedures still apply and are not guaranteed approval.

Hop onto their website and fill out a free application to get started today!

Apply Online

What You Get

Here’s what you’ll get through our Pets for Patriots partnership program.

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Free Pet Adoptions

Free pet adoptions at Baltimore Humane Society to all military approved by Pets for Patriots.
See list of eligible pets

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Veterinary Care Discounts

Program participants are eligible for 10-20% discounts at select animal hospitals and veterinary clinics to ensure that service members will be able to afford their pets' medical care.
See participating veterinarians

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Assistance with Essentials

$150 gift card upon proof of eligible adoption with Pets for Patriots to help with food and other essentials.

Eligible Pets

  • “Hard to place” dogs and cats
  • Adult dog or cat: two years of age and older
  • Large dogs: 40+ pounds, regardless of age
  • Special needs dog or cat: animal that is disabled or otherwise limited in its physical abilities due to injury, prior abuse or neglect, or birth defect – or that has a medical condition requiring ongoing vigilance, medication or special treatment
  • Dogs/cats that are homeless six months or longer, regardless of age

Veterinary Discounts

Discounts are available for program participants at the following veterinary clinics:

  • 20% discount for veterinary care at Perry Hall Animal Hospital for the life of the pet
  • 10% discount at Paradise Animal Hospital, Jarrettsville Veterinary Center, Essex Middle River Veterinary Hospital, and Bay Country Veterinary Hospital
  • 10% discount for any wellness care at our Spay, Neuter, & Vaccine Clinic for the life of the pet


Adopters must present a letter showing they are a Pets for Patriots member and must be adopting for themselves only. They will still go through normal adoption procedures and are not guaranteed approval.

The animals at Baltimore Humane Society are not certified therapy or service pets. Please read this online article for more information on adopting and affording a service pet.