Military Support

MilitaryMilitary Support San Diego Humane Society is sensitive to the needs and pressures of our service men and women and their family members – especially furry ones.

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


Special Discounts

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 (with proof of active duty)
  • 10% discount at our on-site retail store, Muttique

Pre-Deployment Talks

We 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, please contact PAWS San Diego at 619.297.7297 between 10 am and 2 pm.




Financial Assistance

Dogs on Deployment
Dogs on Deployment can provide some assistance to help cover veterinarian costs, including spay/neuter or unexpected surgeries. dogsondeployment.org

Pets for Patriots 
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. To learn more about these services, please contact Pets for Patriots directly. petsforpatriots.org

Other Support
We also offer community members support through our:

  • PAWS San Diego, which provides pet food, supplies, and support.
  • Spay and neuter services.
  • Behavior and training advice.
  • Vaccine clinics.
  • Microchipping clinics.
  • and much more!

For more information about the ways that we support military families and their pets, please contact PAWS San Diego at 619.297.7297 between 10 am and 2 pm.


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. tenderlovingcanines.org

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. freedomdogs.org

Canine Companions for Independence
Canine Companions for Independence has the Wounded Veteran Initiative – they provide assistance dogs to U.S. war veterans across the country. They have facilities all over the country, but the closest is in Oceanside. cci.org/veterans

Next Step Service Dogs
Next Step Service Dogs strives to achieve 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. nextstepservicedogs.org

Dogs on Deployment
Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national non-profit that provides an online network for service members to find volunteers 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. dogsondeployment.org


Resource Disclaimer
These resources are provided as 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 San Diego Humane Society.