Pet Chit Financial Assistance Program
Dogs on Deployment promotes life-long, responsible pet-ownership by providing military members the ability to find boarding homes during service commitments. Additionally, we want to make sure your pet's good health is not only a priority, but achievable. We understand on military pay, providing both essential and emergency care for your pets can be challenging. In order to help ensure you have peace of mind regarding your pet's care, we offer a Pet Chit.
In order to help ensure our military members and their pets are always well-cared for, Dogs on Deployment uses a portion of its donations to provide financial assistance to qualifying military members for help with pet care during times of need. It is no surprise that a military lifestyle can be challenging on an individual and family, and an unexpected pet expense may cause undue stress before an upcoming service commitment. Our goal with our Pet Chit Financial Assistance Program is to give a helping hand financially to those in need.
Our Pet Chit is a financial assistance program to help military members prepare their pet’s health care before deployment. All military members and honorably discharged veterans are eligible to apply for a Pet Chit, but will be awarded at the discretion of Dogs on Deployment.
A military member may apply for a Pet Chit for the following general purposes:
A Pet Chit Award may be given pre-deployment, or in a time of emergency such as an unexpected illness or injury, help with emergency boarding, homelessness or other extreme financial circumstance, or transportation costs associated with an emergency or general PCS move.
All entries for a Pet Chit will be reviewed by Dogs on Deployment. Pet Chits will be awarded based on available funding from donations and member’s need. There is no guarantee your Pet Chit will be approved. Money cannot be paid to an individual. Money will be paid directly to a veterinarian office, service provider or pet store gift card will be awarded. Full payment for a service is not guaranteed. Dogs on Deployment does not reimburse for services already paid for by owner, only future services. DoD will take into consideration applicant's rank, marital status, total income, amount request, purpose of request and other factors when determining if, and how much a Pet Chit Award will be. Pet Chits will be granted on a need-only basis and when funding is available.
If you wish to apply for a Pet Chit, please complete the following information via email and send to
with PET CHIT REQUEST as subject. Submissions will be immediately reviewed and you will be notified whether your request is approved or denied within 2 weeks from submission date. Additional documentation, including an ID, orders, Leave and Earning Statements and/or W-2s may be requested before approval.