Madison, WI

Pets For Vets Madison


We enrich the lives of Veterans by creating a Super Bond® with custom trained working animals.

Madison Chapter is a
Nonprofit Organization

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About Our Chapter

Serving the following counties: Dane, Green, and Rock. The Madison, WI.

Pets for Vets Chapter is a small dedicated group who share one common goal. We give back to those who gave to us; we pay it forward to our Veterans by finding and training forever animal companions for them.

We are retired school teachers, entrepreneurs and administrative assistants.  We are speech language pathologists, correction officers and dog trainers/behaviorists. We are marketing managers and self-employed accountants. We are research assistants. Some of us are in the throws of professional life, while others are retired.  Several of us have served in the military and some have family currently serving. 

We love to garden, woodwork, play golf, drive convertibles in the summer, go to concerts and find new restaurants. Travel is high on the list for many of us. Some of us are learning and practicing ASL (American Sign Language) and crochet and glass art. Others garden and grow things of beauty and things to eat. We live in cities and in the country where we tend our chickens and ducks. We play rec soccer and visit museums.  Most of us have 4-legged companions. 

We serve different roles within our chapter: board members, officers, trainers and members at large.  Our trainers continue to study the field of dog training by attending workshops and taking on-line classes: two of our trainers participate in dog agility competitions.  We attend fundraising events and sew scarves for our matched doggies. We work together for one common cause. We love our Veterans and we love animals. It is a perfect match. 

Matches From Madison
WI Chapter

Chad and Knox

The story begins with Chad, a 30-something Veteran, living in the countryside of rural central Wisconsin. Chad lives with his wife, 5 year old boy and baby, ver...

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Kim and Gabby

Gabby is now in her forever home with her forever Mom, Kim. Gabby will enjoy her new life living in the country, playing with the household cats, and knowing un...

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Bill and Buddy

On June 1, Pets for Vets Wisconsin placed Buddy, a red Cocker Spaniel/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix, with Bill, who served our country in Vietnam.

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Veterans find peace with pets
Alexander Cramer Unified Newspaper Group - May 27, 2018

The nightmares still wake Michael Egner up in the middle of the night.
He was 17 when he "hit country," landing in Vietnam where he "saw things normal people don’t see."
Now, when he snaps awake in his bed, unsure whether he’s still in the jungle, Egner said, "all I have to do is reach down and feel for Beanie and I know I’m (home)."
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How shelter dogs are helping U.S. veterans battle PTSD

May 4, 2016
Yahoo Global News anchor Katie Couric explores a new way of treating veterans with PTSD using shelter dogs.

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Pets for Vets: Pairing Veterans and Rescue Pets for one Amazing Bond
This Veterans Day, we recognize one organization that does incredible work by bringing veterans and rescue pets together. Pets for Vets has grown to include over 30 chapters across the US and continues to grow. Here is our Q&A with the Founder of Pets for Vets, Clarissa Black.
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Past Events

Chapter Picnic
We recently had our second annual chapter picnic and it was again a great success. Over 30 humans and a dozen or so doggies enjoyed the afternoon together. The weather did not dampen the event. A special shoutout to the friends/co-workers of our late trainer, Randy Swatek, that came all the way from Elkhorn to present our chapter with a check in honor of the work Randy did for Pets for Vets. We are humbled and grateful.
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A huge thank you to our sponsors! Without your support our chapter wouldn't be possible.

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Brabazon Pump, Compressor & Vacuum

Brabazon Pump, Compressor & Vacuum has donated $580 to Pets for Vets. We're thankful for this donation and will put it to good use in our mission of helping Veterans and shelter animals.

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