Pets for Vets Northern De Chapter

Helping Veterans One Lick at a Time

aka Pets for Vets Northern De Chapter   |   Hockessin, DE   |  https://petsforvets.com/northern-delaware

Mission

To help heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by using the power of the human-animal bond to provide a second chance for shelter animals by rescuing, training and pairing them with America's servicemen and women who could benefit from having a companion animal.

Ruling year info

2018

Chapter Director

Mr. Tim W. Lile

Main address

PO Box 1716

Hockessin, DE 19707 USA

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EIN

82-3522783

NTEE code info

Animal Training, Behavior (D61)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Many brave troops return home with scars – both seen and unseen – that make it difficult to transition back to civilian life. At the same time, millions of wonderful companion animals wait in shelters for a forever home. Pets for Vets is the bridge that brings them together. When a Veteran is matched with the right pet, both lives change for the better. The Veteran saves the animal and welcomes him/her into a loving home. The pet provides the Veteran with unconditional love and support, easing stress, depression, loneliness and anxiety. Together, they share a Super Bond® that provides them both with a whole new “leash” on life.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Matching Companion animals with Veterans

Mission -- to help heal the emotional wounds of military Veterans by using the power of the human-animal bond to provide a second chance for shelter animals by rescuing, training and pairing them with America’s servicemen and women who could benefit from having a companion animal.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Because of their Super Bond®, Veterans and their animal companions improve each other’s lives in countless, remarkable ways.

Strengthen Social Connections
Increase Mental Well-Being
Enhance Emotional Health
Encourage Physical Fitness
Ease Loneliness
Improve Relationships
Overcome Trauma
Boost Confidence
Raise Self-Esteem
Gain a New Perspective

After we receive an application, we reach out to the Veteran to get to know him/her better. We ask Veterans questions about themselves, their expectations, their needs and their lifestyle. There are no right or wrong answers. The more we know about the Veterans, the easier it is to make a successful and lasting match using our unique Super Bond® process. We then “interview” pets to find the one whose personality and temperament best complements the Veteran’s. Although most of our skilled animal companions are dogs, we have also placed cats and even a rabbit! It all comes down to the specific needs and desires of the Veteran.

Once a selection is made, the pet spends time in the home of one of our professional trainers who uses only positive reinforcement methods to teach good manners, basic obedience, and other valuable skills. Training may also include becoming comfortable with wheel chairs or crutches, as well as recognizing panic or anxiety disorder behaviors.

When Pets for Vets companion animals meet their new owners, the connection between them is almost immediate thanks to the Super Bond® process. Because each pet is trained, healthy and up-to-date on all vaccinations, it is able to fit seamlessly into its new life. A Welcome Package of equipment and supplies is also provided to make the transition as simple as possible.

We have a staff of professional trainers and an advisory team of nationally recognized professional trainers and both human and animal behavior specialists with PhD's in many areas to review and advise us in our efforts.

Our chapter and made several matches since it's founding and we continue to search for animals the match with our waiting Veterans.

Financials

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Pets for Vets Northern De Chapter

Board of directors
as of 9/11/2020
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Board chair

Mr. Tim Lile

Dianne Confalone

Sandy Holsten

John Hadfield

Mary Woodward

Carol Crowder