Pet Chit Financial Assistance Program
Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible pet-ownership by providing military members the ability to find boarding homes during deployments. We also want to make sure you leave your dog in someone else’s care in good health, but understand on limited budgets, providing such care can be difficult. In order to help you prepare to deploy and have peace of mind concerning your pets, we are offering 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 deployment. 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. Pet Chits are generally awarded to military members who meet the following criteria:
A Pet Chit can be used for the following purposes in order to help prepare your pet for deployment:
Other circumstances for a Pet Chit Award may be given in a time of emergency such as an unexpected illness or injury, help with boarding or rental fees after eviction, homelessness or other extreme financial circumstance, or transportation costs associated with an emergency.
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. Each Pet Chit is limited to a maximum of $500.00.
If you wish to apply for a Pet Chit, please complete the following form. 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.