DoD Registered Organization Partnerships

Dogs on Deployment humbly welcomes rescue groups and other military-pet foster programs to join our network as a DoD Registered Organization (DoDRO). By partnering with other national and local organizations with pre-existing foster networks, we hope to build a one-stop site for military pet owners to come to for assistance regarding their pets during military commitments.


Thank you for your interest in our partnership program. We hope the following information answers any questions you might have, and in the end, you will consider registering as a DoDRO!

What is a DoDRO?

A DoDRO, or Dogs on Deployment Registered Organization, is an incorporated, licensed and/or non-profit organization that has a pre-existing foster network, or a growing foster network, which wishes to open their resources to military pets.

Why would I want to become a DoDRO?

Military members lead non-standard lives compared to their civilian counterparts. Deployments, constant moves, inconsistent schedules, living requirements and other lifestyle difficulties can make pet ownership tough for military members. This does not mean that military members should not be allowed to own pets, nor does it mean that they can’t be responsible pet owners. It simply means that they might need assistance with their pets so that they might serve our country.

What are the benefits of becoming a DoDRO?

As the fastest growing military-pet resource site, Dogs on Deployment aims to integrate its name within the military community for all branches of service at a local and national level. From finding boarding homes for their pets during military commitments, researching PCS requirements for their pets, applying for financial assistance when facing difficult times, to obtaining educational resources about pet-ownership in the military, Dogs on Deployment aims at becoming a one-stop source for military pet owners. By partnering in our efforts to help military pets, your organization will have the opportunity to get in contact with military pet owners who you can help.


Dogs on Deployment will also promote your organization’s contribution to the military-pet network by giving your organization an honorable mention on our social media sites and Partnership pages!

How does the DoDRO Program work?

By becoming a DoDRO, you will have access to our registered military Pet Owners and have the ability to contact individuals that you believe you can help. Your organization will also be listed in our DoD Boarder database, and Pet Owners will be able to contact you directly to ask for help. You will be able to create a profile with specific descriptive information about your organization.

What are the requirements to become a DoDRO?

Any 501(c)(3) approved or pending organization or a business which offers free military pet boarding during deployments or military commitments may apply to become a DoDRO. We ask our DoDRO Partners to proudly display our on your website. If your organization ends up taking over the care of a military pet found through our website, it is required that you notify us of the arrangement, and consider the arrangement a shared success between your organization and Dogs on Deployment. When promoting shared successes on our social media sites, Dogs on Deployment will always credit the DoDRO in partnership. We ask that our DoDRO's respect our network and users by not soliciting for donations or services outside our mission scope. Dogs on Deployment reserves the right to accept or deny any organization from using our networking service, and can deactivate any DoDRO account which does not comply with our networking guidelines.

How do I become a DoDRO?

In order to register as a DoDRO, to be directed to our registration form. After registration is complete, you will receive an email with an activation to the registered email. This link must be clicked in order for your profile to be made public.

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Current DoDROs

Below are organizations that have decided to join the effort to help military pets and their owners by joining our network as a DoDRO!



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Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible pet-ownership and the military-pet community by providing an online resource for military members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets while they're on deployment. Read More
I can say that it has been an absolute pleasure caring for two pups while their Army mom is deployed. Their owner is one of the most responsible dog..."

Charissa Helluin (Lafayette, LA)

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