Free Adoptions for Veterans
The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is proud to offer free adoptions for veterans. Veterans can visit the shelter and choose from a selection of qualifying adult dogs and cats to adopt for free.
Veterans interested in participating are encouraged to visit the shelter and/or complete an adoption application online. As with all adoptions at the SPCA, pets will be matched with adopters based on the application completed and adoption counseling. Veterans will need to present proof of military service along with a driver’s license.
Proof of military service can be in the form of a military ID card, a veteran ID card, a DD form 214, or a driver’s license with a veteran indicator.
Companion animals can provide veterans with a great deal of comfort.
Additionally, pet ownership encourages veterans to connect with other people by actively caring for their animals, such as taking trips to the vet or dog park. By encouraging adoptions among veterans, the SPCA has a great opportunity to positively impact the veteran community.
Email [email protected] or call (434) 973-5959 ext. 201 for more information.