It is strongly recommended that you print this page for future reference. Pplease read this page completely before actually submitting any pets needing a foster home. We retain the right to decline any request if requirements are not adhered to except in rare situations.
Wounded Warrior and family members needing foster home assistance due to combat injuries including TBI, PTSD, or other major medical issues by working with the various VA medical assigned representatives (caseworker, mentor, counselor, social work, etc.), military medical facility (assigned Primary Case Manager), Fisher House representative, or the military Warrior Transition Unit (WTU)Primary Care Manager. Foster Term: between 9 to 12 months depending on the case.
The following is required by the legal pet owner (Please read and follow as required):
Step 1. VA or VA approved program assigned “Case Worker” or “Primary Care Manager” (PCM) – completes and submits the following form to our National Office.
Upon receipt of the “Military/Veteran Pet Assistance (MPA Request) Form”, the MPA Administrator will either call the MPA Request submitter or send an email with further instructions. All efforts will be made to respond to the MPA request as quickly as possible but may be up 48 hours before we can respond.
Step 2. Legal military pet owner or their authorized representative submits appropriate pet submission form – one submission per pet being submitted (Foster Term 2 – 12 months).
Note: If the legal military pet owner wishes his/her “authorized representative to submit the above pet submission form(s), then the legal military pet owner needs to send an email to our National office (firstname.lastname@example.org) Subject Line: Authorized Representative – Body of Email: provide the individuals name, contact phone number, email address, and relationship to the legal military pet owner.
Step 3. Copy of each submitted pet’s current veterinarian records which provides: (1) vaccinations are current including Rabies Certificate, (2) pet is altered, (3) has been tested for Heartworm (canines) or Feline Leukemia (felines) in last 6 months with negative results, (4) pet is Micro-chipped. Please note though we do not require a pet entering our program to be Micro-chipped, we do recommend as an additional safety precaution that such is done. The veterinarian’s office may send requested records to our national office directly with your permission.
Note: Item 3 to be faxed to our National office via Fax # 877-788-8048 (or may be emailed to email@example.com as an attachment) as soon as possible so the assigned coordinator can begin to assist you.
In addition, the legal military pet owner or their authorized representative is responsible for the following:
1. Respond to phone calls or emails from the assigned Coordination Liaison as quickly as possible. In delay to do so may impact how quickly we can assist. If you have not received a reply to calls or emails to the Coordination Liaison after a 48 hours, please contact our National Office via email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Email Subject Line: (State) – (MSM Last Name) – (Pet Name)
Example: IL – Jones – Pet Rover
Note: If you have found a foster home on your own, please email the assigned FCL and our National office of such, so the FCL can continue assisting other clients and the potential foster home may be a good fit for another beloved pet.
2. Participate in a “Meet & Greet” where possible with the potential foster home between you, your pet, the family, and their pets to determine if this is a good fit for your pet and they are comfortable caring for your pet or pets.
3. If both parties are comfortable then you and the chosen foster home are required to prepare and sign the Fostering Written Agreement (FWA). The “FWA” will be provided as an attachment to the “Meet & Greet” email to both legal military pet owner and the chosen Foster Home. Be sure to read the whole agreement and any questions should be directed to the assigned Foster Coordination Liaison (FCL).
Note: The “FWA” is a binding document for all parties involved so where information is to be entered, please do so. Each party needs to retain a copy of the prepared/signed document.
4. The Foster Home caregiver (Guardian Angel) is to fax a copy of the prepared/signed document to our National office (Fax 877-788-8048) within 5 days after the pet or pets are placed in such home.
Failure to prepare and sign the FWA will be recognized as between you and the foster home only and outside of the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet area of responsibility or ability to assist with any issues that may arise during a foster term. For your protection and that of your pet, an FWA is required to be prepared and signed by both parties.
Updated: 25 June 2018