Foster a Pet

Our Paws for Deployment program would not be possible without our volunteers and staff at Barriefield Animal Hospital.

Many pets each year are surrendered to shelters because there was no other option when their owners were deployed and our mission is to provide a viable solution to this, so our Heroes won't feel so helpless.

We could not accomplish without you.

If you are blessed with the following qualifications and want to give back, we need you:

1.A pure love of animals and clear understanding of what is required to care for them;

2.An intrinsic need to help in some way, support our military, and fulfill your own passion for animals;

3.An understanding that the pet you love and care for will be reunited with its owner following a deployment ;

4.The ability to honor the owner's wishes regarding the routine of the pet;

5.All family members residing in your home are united in providing this truly unselfish and voluntary act of supporting our heroes.

6.Costs related to pet care such as food and medical is normally covered by the owner . Paws for Deployment are needed for short term (up to 6 months) and long term fostering (6 to 18 months).

7.Pets come to you healthy with a veterinarian issued health certificate and all current inoculations.

8.If you wish to be considered for fostering a beloved pet for a Hero, please go here: Foster a Pet Application

9.If you have a question or need for additional information please email us at

Note: Receipt of a completed information document will be regarded as an expression of interest, not a commitment or acceptance to serve as a foster home.

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