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:

  • Annual exam before deployment
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Yearly vaccinations before deployment
  • Micro-chipping
  • Pet food or supplies
  • Emergency treatment or care
  • Emergency boarding fees
  • Overseas airline travel costs for PCS
  • Quarantine costs
  • Other, at the discretion of Dogs on Deployment



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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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.

Personal Information:

Full Name:

Phone:

Mailing Address:

Branch of Service: [Army/Marine Corps/Navy/Air Force/Coast Guard/National Guard]

Military Status: [Active/Reservist/Veteran/Recruit]

Station/Base:

Squadron/Unit:

Years in Service:



Household Information:

Marital Status: [married/engaged/single]

If married/engaged, Is partner employed?

What is partner's annual income:

Approximate Total Household Annual Income for current fiscal year after taxes:

Do you have children? If yes, how many?

Do you have an upcoming deployment, PCS or other military commitment?

If Yes: When is your deployment, PCS or other military commitment date?

Are you using or intending to use a DoD Boarder? If yes, what is their DoD username?



Why do you require a Pet Chit Award?

What will you do if you are not awarded a Pet Chit? How will you pay for the needed service otherwise?



Request Information:

Purpose of request:

  • Annual exam
  • Spay or neuter surgery
  • Yearly vaccinations
  • Micro-chipping
  • Pet food or supplies
  • Emergency treatment or care
  • Emergency boarding fees
  • Overseas airline travel costs for PCS
  • Quarantine costs
  • Other, specify

Total cost of treatment or procedure:

Total amount actually requested from DoD:

Do you have any active fundraising campaigns for this request's purpose? (Ex: YouCaring.com, FirstGiving.com, GoFundMe.com, etc)If yes, provide your fundraising page link:

Have you applied for financial assistance from any other organization for this request's purpose?

If Yes, Which organization?

How much did you apply for?

How much were you granted?



Pet Information:

Name of Pet:

Type of Pet:

Age of Pet:

How long have you owned the pet:



In addition, we require the following documents to support your application. Please include them in your email application.

  • Copy of active military member’s Leave and Earning Statement
  • Spouse’s 2013 W-2 if employed. Not required if single or spouse does not work
  • Require copy of government issued ID
  • Copy of estimated invoice cost from veterinarian/boarding facility/airline for final unpaid bill
  • Photo of your Pet


PLEASE SEND A COMPLETED APPLICATION TO This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it WITH PET CHIT REQUEST IN SUBJECT. ENSURE YOU INCLUDE ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS IN YOUR EMAIL IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE YOUR REQUEST.

 

 

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Thank you for everything you have done in regards to setting this program up, It's going to help so many military pet owners out across the..."

Jessica W (San Diego, CA)

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