Veterans and Support Animals

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We are proud to partner with Pets for Vets in building mutually beneficial relationships between veterans in need of behavioral support by matching them up with animals in need of good homes.

Our Trainer Jamie Merlo is certified through Pets for Vets and will be working with our Animal Care team to identify our resident dogs or cats to match up with Veterans. Jamie will work with the dog candidates for a six week training period while they reside in the Veterans home. After the six weeks of training, the Veteran will sign the final adoption paperwork for the animal. There are no fees to Veterans for adoption matches or training.
 
If you are a Veteran looking to adopt a service animal, please contact Jamie Merlo at jamie.merlo@hinsdalehumanesociety.org.