Supporting our Military, Wounded Warriors, and Veterans since 2005.

Veteran Major “Inpatient” Medical Issue

It is strongly recommended that you print this page for future reference. Please read this page completely before actually submitting any pets needing a foster home. We retain the right to decline any request if requirements are not adhered to except in rare situations.

General Overview

Honorable/General Discharged veterans (pre and post 9/11) needing foster home assistance due to a major medical related “in-patient” care/treatment including but not limited to TBI, PTSD, Cancer and by working with various VA medical assigned representatives, a military medical facility or a local hospital facility.  Foster Term:  2 – 6 months – dependent on the situation.

Submission Requirements

The following is required by the legal pet owner (Please read and follow as required):

Step 1. VA Assigned “Case Worker” or “Primary Care Manager” (PCM) – completes and submits the following form to our National Office.

Note: The same person is shown as the Secondary Point of Contact (SPOC) area of the appropriate pet submission document (Foster Term between 2 and 9 months). If there is to be another POC, please provide,     name, relationship, phone number, and email in the Additional Comments section at end of submission document.

Step 2.  Submit appropriate pet submission form on a per pet basis (one submission per pet being submitted)

Canine Submission Form

Feline Submission Form

Other Type of Pet Submission Form

Note: The appropriate pet submission form is NOT submitted until after our MPA representative has communicated with the assigned VA caseworker or PCM.

Step 3. Copy of each submitted pet’s current veterinarian records which provides: (1) vaccinations are current including Rabies Certificate, (2) pet is altered, (3) has been tested for Heartworm (canines) or Feline Leukemia (felines) in last 6 months with negative results, (4) pet is Micro-chipped.  Please note though we do not require a pet entering our program to be Micro-chipped, we do recommend as an additional safety precaution that such is done.  The veterinarian’s office may Fax or email requested records to our national office directly with your permission.

Note: Step 3 document to be faxed to our National office via Fax # 877-788-8048 (or may be emailed to militarypetprofile@gafsp.org as an attachment) as soon as possible so the assigned coordinator can begin to assist you.

Other Responsibilities

In addition, the legal military/veteran pet owner or their authorized representative is responsible for the following:

1.  Respond to phone calls or emails from the assigned Coordination Liaison as quickly as possible. In delay to do so may impact how quickly we can assist.  If you have not received a reply to calls or emails to the Coordination Liaison after a 48 hour time period, please contact our National office via email, info@gafsp.org.

Email Subject Line: (State) – (MSM Last Name) – (Pet Name)
Example: IL – Jones – Pet Rover

 2. Participate in a “Meet & Greet” with the potential foster home between you, your pet, the family, and their pets to determine if this is a good fit for your pet and they are comfortable caring for your pet or pets.

3.  If both parties are comfortable then you and the chosen foster home are required to prepare and sign the Fostering Written Agreement (FWA). The “FWA” will be provided as an attachment to the “Meet & Greet” email to both legal military pet owner and the chosen Foster Home.  Be sure to read the whole agreement and any questions should be directed to the assigned Foster Coordination Liaison (FCL).

Note: The “FWA”  is a binding document for all parties involved so where information is to be entered, please do so. Each party needs to retain a copy of the prepared/signed document.

4. The Foster Home caregiver is to fax a copy of the prepared/signed document to our National office (Fax 877-788-8048) within 5 days after the pet or pets are placed in such home.

Failure to prepare and sign the FWA will be recognized as between you and the foster home only and outside of the Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet area of responsibility or ability to assist with any issues that may arise during the foster term. For your protection and that of your pet, an FWA is required to be prepared and signed by both parties.

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Updated: 30 January 2021