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Increase adoptions

While we work hard to drive people to adopt, the majority of pets still come from other sources. Here you'll find the tools you need to attract more pet adopters, find new audiences for pet adoptions and create successful adoption experiences.

  • Adopters Welcome manual

    Adopters Welcome highlights an approach to adoptions that embraces community members, encourages them to adopt, and helps them and their pets succeed. The approach also acknowledges the connection among all local adoption agencies and the impact adoptions, or lack of adoptions, can have on all of the animals in a community.

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    Operation Hero-Animal Bond Shelter/Rescue Participation

    Veteran with cat

    If you are a shelter or rescue looking to adopt pets through Operation Hero-Animal Bond, please complete the form below.

    Thank you for your interest in Operation Hero-Animal Bond! We are launching in January 2019 with the Humane Society of the United States' shelter partners in the Washington, D.C. metro area. If you are a shelter or rescue that is interested in partnering with us, please complete the form below.

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    Operation Hero-Animal Bond Veteran Participation

    Veteran with dog

    If you are a veteran looking to adopt a pet through Operation Hero-Animal Bond, please complete the form below.

    Thank you for your interest in Operation Hero-Animal Bond! We are launching in January 2019 with the Humane Society of the United States' shelter partners in the Washington, D.C. metro area. If you are a veteran located in or around D.C. that is interested in adopting a shelter pet, please complete the form below. If you do not currently reside in the D.C. metro area, but are interested in the program, submit your information below and we will keep you posted as we expand across the country.

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    Operation Hero-Animal Bond

    Vietnam veteran with cat

    A new partnership between the Humane Society of the United States and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that will connect qualified veterans with adoptable shelter pets, to the benefit of both.

    What is Operation Hero-Animal Bond?

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