Veterans & Volunteers Needed seeks veteran volunteers to join its growing team of volunteers in Minnesota’s 1st all veteran PTSD/TBI companion and therapy dog training center. Built by veterans for veterans, Project Companion will deeply serve our Minnesota vets in need of a companion or therapy dog free of charge to all veterans enrolled in our programs.

We are a Minnesota based non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that proudly connects veterans throughout Minnesota diagnosed with service connected Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and physical assault traumas with a trained companion or therapy dog. Pets Loyal 2 Vets is not a “for profit” dog boarding, doggy day care or hunting dog training facility looking to capture Minnesota veterans and funding to help share expenses of a for profit operation.  Our facility is dedicated entirely to veterans and no one else’s dogs or for profit purposes. We are fully IRS accredited and in good standing with the State of Minnesota as an accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations of money or materials are fully tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law. Our entire building is dedicated 100% to training and supporting disabled Minnesota veterans.  



As a volunteer, you can be proud that your expertise will help provide highly trained dogs to our service men and women. This is not just any training facility, but rather a companion, therapy and psychiatric service dog training facility specializing in customized certified dogs free to wounded Minnesota veterans. 


Fostering a dog for a veteran:

If you have ever foster homed a dog before, you know how exciting it is to be able to help train a dog that is adopted to a new family. Veterans helping veterans and non-veterans helping veterans play an important role in shaping the life of a fostered dog that will eventually be trained and certified for a Minnesota veteran. Fostering a dog for Pets Loyal 2 Vets shows your support for veterans. It saves the life of a homeless dog and that of a veteran in need. Will you help by fostering a dog for several months up to a year?  If so, please go to our Foster Application page and submit your application today. Time is of the essence with dozens of veterans waiting for a new companion.

Pets Loyal 2 Vets is looking for Canine Rescue and dog specific trustworthy Shelter Groups around Minnesota interested in helping place your dogs with Minnesota veterans.  To be considered for this program, please submit a request via our Dog Donation form found on the main menu.  The following groups listed below does not mean it is an endorsement by Pets Loyal 2 Vets of that organization, but rather they have shown support for and searched for and placed dogs on behalf of Pets Loyal 2 Vets.  The following descriptions are those of each organization. 


Midwest Animal Rescue & Services™ (MARS) is a dedicated and passionate group who rescues dogs and cats that are at risk and homeless through no fault of their own. Once in our care, these companion animals are vaccinated, micro chipped, and spayed or neutered. Special attention is provided for those animals that need additional time and medical care before going to a new home.

NPLH Rescue

No Place Like Home Pet Rescue is a small, non profit, animal rescue located in the Twin Cities dedicated to the rescue and re-homing of unwanted animals. We obtain animals from overcrowded shelters and from people who can no longer care for their pets. We provide full veterinary care and placement in thoroughly screened residential homes until adoption.

HHK9 Rescue

Heading Home K9 Rescue is dedicated to rescuing homeless and unwanted animals. We are a non-profit, 501(c) 3-tax exempt, no-kill dog rescue and placement organization based in Minnesota. Although our focus is primarily on rescuing dogs, we sometimes rescue cats & kittens as well. We are an independent organization and depend solely on adoption fees, fundraisers, and donations to operate. We receive NO government support. We try our best to match the dogs with the needs, wants, personalities, and lifestyles of potential adopters to ensure a healthy, happy, & permanent home.


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