The Paws for Heroes program requires that eligible military members provide the following:
1. Confirmation that you are a permanent resident in the Houston, Texas area (Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria or Galveston counties). You must reside in a home or apartment that is suitable and safe for a companion dog.
2. Please note that Paws for Heroes does not place companion dogs in homes with children who reside (or visit regularly) who are under the age of 5.
3 Complete an Inquiry to Adopt a Paws for Heroes Dog. After you submit the Inquiry to Adopt a Paws for Heroes Dog, your inquiry will be reviewed to confirm your eligibility. If you are eligible, Paws for Heroes will send you an Adoption Application.
4 Complete an Adoption Application (note that this is different from the Inquiry to Adopt a Paws for Heroes Dog). Paws for Heroes will send you an Adoption Application after receiving and approving your Inquiry to Adopt a Paws for Heroes Dog.
5. Copy of your DD-214 or proof of military status.
6 Attend telephone and in-person interviews and home visits discussing information contained in your application and your knowledge and experience owning a dog.
7. Review required reading materials regarding dog behavior, positive reinforcement training and general pet care.