Pets for Vets

The Manchester Animal Shelter is dedicated to providing a second chance for shelter pets by pairing them with America’s veterans. This program is free for approved veterans.

Who Is Eligible?

Veterans with a condition who could benefit from an animal companion and can take care of a pet.

Our Goal:

Our goal is to help heal the emotional wounds of Military Veterans by pairing them with a shelter animal at no cost to the veteran.

Our Shelter animals receive a second chance for a new home while the veterans are given a second chance for health and happiness.

There is a section on adoption applications that a veteran will check off.


If a veteran, application is screened as normal and if approved we will provide the following:

  • Waived adoption fee, which includes spay/neuter and vaccinations
  • Food and water bowls (if needed)
  • Food: Up to 25 pounds
  • Leash and collar if a canine
  • Litter scooper or poop bags
  • Toys

At the time of application, the veteran must show a letter from their doctor stating this veteran will benefit from adopting a companion animal.

Adoptable Animals