Pet Boarding with Dogs on Deployment
Dogs on Deployment believes in providing vital assistance to military pet owners while they serve our country with honor, courage and commitment. Much of that assistance comes from our nationwide network of foster volunteer boarders who open their homes and hearts to care for the pets of military members when they leave for service commitments. So far, nearly 1200 military members and their pets have benefited from the program.
Dogs on Deployment strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone involved in the boarding process. Comprehensive resources exist for both military pet owners and volunteer boarders. One example is our Boarding & Care Plan feature, which clearly helps define the military member’s expectations and directions for their pet’s care during boarding.
Safety + Precaution = Successful Pet Boarding
Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible pet ownership at all times. Acting responsibly helps you and your pet. Every day, lost animals benefit from being microchipped. This simple means of identification reunites families. Having your pet spayed or neutered, as well as vaccinated, brings countless health benefits their way, and may even help extend their lives. And spaying and neutering in general results in far fewer shelter animals that end up euthanized.
Currently, Dogs on Deployment does not have requirements for pets to be listed, except that dogs cannot have previously been involved in a dog bite claim. However, the organization has begun to see issues with this policy, specifically regarding pets who are not spayed, neutered, microchipped or vaccinated.
As of January 1, 2018, in order to utilize Dogs on Deployment’s network, all pets must comply with certain basic requirements to be eligible for boarding. In addition to the requirements listed below, remember that some volunteer Dogs on Deployment boarders may have their own personal requirements, which the organization does not control.
To apply to have your pet boarded through Dogs on Deployment, effective January 1, 2018:
- Pets must be spayed or neutered. Exemptions will be granted only when the animal is younger than one year of age; a health condition exists preventing the procedure; or the animal participates in professional showing or breed competitions.
- Pets must be current on the following vaccinations:
– Dogs: parvovirus, distemper, Bordetella, rabies;
– Cats: panleukopenia (feline distemper), feline calicivirus, feline herpesvirus type I, rabies;
- Pets must be microchipped and registered to the legal pet owner; and
- You must attest that the animal has never been in a legally recorded animal attack, or bite incident in which your pet was the attacker.
Thanks to everyone in advance for your participation and understanding!