Southeast Michigan


About Our Chapter

This chapter serves Veterans in the following counties in Michigan: Clinton, Ingham, Jackson, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne. 


Our chapter is seeking experienced positive reinforcement trainers and fosters. The foster program is a critical part of the match process. When an animal is rescued, it needs a place to call home for approximately 6-8 weeks while it is trained to become a life companion for a Veteran. We are currently looking for fosters throughout our service area. Please complete and submit the Volunteer form located in the "Take Action" section below if you would like to apply.


Will you provide a Temporary Foster home for a Dog that will help a Veteran?

What is the time commitment?

  • 6 – 8 weeks
  • The forever home is already identified

What am I expected to do during that short period?

  • Provide a home while the Trainer trains the dog for a Veteran
  • Help the dog prepare for placement as a companion while it is being trained by our Trainer
  • Reinforce the Trainer’s training; socialization, crate training, walking, and play time

Will I receive any assistance during the time?

  • Pets for Vets personnel are on call 24/7 to support you

What are my expenses?

  • There is no cost to you
  • All food, veterinary bills and supplies are paid for by Pets for Vets

What type of dog will I be fostering?

  • A dog from a shelter/rescue
  • 2 – 5 years old
  • Spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccinations

What makes a good foster?

  • A compassionate, loving and stable environment
  • A fenced yard and/or appropriate exercise area
  • An individual capable of following through with the Trainer’s protocol

May I have my own dog already?             

  • Yes. All pets in the household must be spayed/neutered and current on core vaccines

 Will the dog be allowed in a crate?

  • Yes, in accordance with the Trainer’s instructions

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