Email us: 
vetsbuds@gmail.com

​​Call us:

1 423 218 2159

Mail  us:

P.O. Box 337, Elizabethton, TN 37644

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Helping local veterans and their companion animals

How we help

We are a non-profit organization, founded by a retired Army veteran,  that exists solely to help local veterans and their companion animals.

 

The health benefits of owning a pet are well known, and include reducing anxiety and depression, and blood pressure. Pets also help increase exercise and physical activity, and provide a renewed sense of purpose.


Their unconditional love and acceptance and lack of judgement means a lot especially to a veteran who may be lonely or suffering from PTSD.

We:

 

  • Run a home delivery pet pantry for veterans whose income is less than 133% of poverty guidelines - initially Carter County only

  • Negotiate discounts for our program participants with businesses that provide pet services

  • Assist in finding and applying for grants when needed for pet related expenses

  • Use donations to fund our pet pantry

  • Are looking for additional donations to start a medical fund

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS:

>  Pet pantry for low income Carter County veterans - monthly home delivery of dog or cat food.

>  Discounts for program participants are available from: 

  • PetSense, Elizabethton

  • Big Johns Closeout

Click here to join our program

>> Our pet pantry for low income Carter County veterans is open.

If you were honorably discharged and earn less than $16146 with a household of 1 person, or less than $21892 with 2 people in your household then please contact us for more details.

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