San Diego Humane Society and SPCA

Military Support & Resources


The San Diego Humane Society is sensitive to the needs and pressures of our service men and women and their family members - especially their furry ones. The human-animal bond is one like no other, and keeping the care of your pets as a priority is an important part of that relationship. 

We have compiled information and benefits for our animal loving military community. Be sure to see our article library for useful behavior, training and medical articles.

We thank you for your service and hope that you find this information useful.

Special Discount:
We are proud to offer special military pricing:

  • 25% discount on adoption fees with proof of active duty
  • 50% discount on San Diego Humane Society training classes 

Pre-deployment talks:
We can offer pre-deployment talks to assist military families with pet-related issues and concerns including fostering options, relocation assistance, and more. If you would like more information on pre-deployment talks contact Anyah Hoang at 619-299-7012 x2907 or email

Helpful information and resources on housing your pet while you're on deployment. Read more here»

Helpful information and resources to prepare you for moving with your pet. Read more here»

Financial Assistance:
Dogs on Deployment can provide some assistance to help cover veterinarian costs, including spay/neuter or unexpected surgeries.  Read more here»  

Pets for Patriots strives to transform the lives of our veterans by helping them adopt an at-risk shelter dog or cat. As a shelter partner with Pets for Patriots, veterans can adopt select pets from San Diego Humane Society and receive member benefits.

Proud Supporter of Pets for Patroits

Other Support:
We also offer community members support through our Project KEPPT program (assistance with pet food and supplies), spay/neuter services, behavior and training advice, vaccine clinics, microchipping, and more.  For more information about the various ways that we can support military families and their pets, please contact Anyah Hoang at 619-299-7012 x2907 or email

Other organizations that can help:

Tender Loving Canines Assistance Dog, Inc.
An organization based in Solana Beach that trains dogs for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or mobility issues.

Freedom Dogs
Located in San Diego, Freedom Dogs offers custom-trained specialty service dogs to wounded members of the military returning from armed conflict. They team Specialty Service Dogs with troops returning from war with PTSD and physical limitations.

Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence has the Wounded Veteran Initiative, they provide assistance dogs to US war veterans across the country. They have facilities all over the country, but the closest facility is in Oceanside.

Next Step Service Dogs
Next Step Service Dogs strives to empower positive change for veterans with invisible disabilities such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) through the use of expertly-trained service dogs.

Dogs on Deployment
Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit which provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner's service commitments. Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership by military pet owners by advocating for military pet owner rights, providing educational resources and granting financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency.


These resources are provided a benefit to our animal-loving community.  References listed here for any specific product, process or service is for the information and convenience of our website visitors and does not constitute any kind of endorsement or recommendation by the San Diego Humane Society and SPCA.


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