Verde Valley Humane Society


1520 w. mingus ave., cottonwood, az 86326
Monday - saturday 10am-5pm

Pets for Patriots


The Verde Valley Humane Society is a partner and an approved shelter with the nationally acclaimed Pets for Patriots program – we were the first approved shelter in Northern Arizona! The program has stringent adoption criteria and pairs hard-to-place shelter dogs and cats with military families in cooperation with shelter/rescue partners, to ensure affordable, ongoing care through partnering veterinarians and other support.

  • Through our partnership with Pets for Patriots, we strive for the following goals as we rehome at-risk animals with loving military families:
  • Ease stress of military transitions on service members and their families through companion pet adoption: return from deployment, active to inactive duty and retirement
  • Educate the public about the plight of animals sent to shelters each year so that they may join our cause to end animal homelessness
  • Educate the military community and public about benefits of adopting adult and other at-risk pets, as well as, deployment boarding options for active duty personnel
  • Military personnel, veterans and their families enjoy proven physical and emotional benefits of companion pets

For more information about the program or if you are a military member or military family, please visit the Pets for Patriots website for further details and to register for the program


an eligible pet must meet ONE of the following criteria, without exception:

DOGS Age 2 or Older


LARGE DOGS regardless of age 40 + POUNDS

DOGS birth defect, disability or chronic medical condition, regardless of age SPECIAL NEEDS

CATS birth defect, disability or chronic medical condition, regardless of age SPECIAL NEEDS