Portland, Maine

Pets For Vets Portland


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

Portland Chapter is a
Nonprofit Organization

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About Our Chapter

Chapter Director Marianne Quinn

Marianne has loved helping others and animals all her life.  She has been involved in the Pets for Vets Portland Maine chapter since 2014, coming aboard first as a volunteer.  Marianne is passionate about Pets for Vets and in 2015 she joined the ranks of approved trainers for the chapter.  This allowed her to get to know the veterans well and adopt and train the animal companion they were seeking.  In addition, Marianne joined the board of directors and became the assistant chapter director prior to taking on the role of chapter director.  Marianne has observed firsthand how the unconditional love of a dog can help a Veteran through difficult times while reintegrating into civilian life.

Professionally, Marianne is a Registered Nurse (RN) in the greater Portland Maine area. At one point in her career she worked at the Maine Veteran’s Home first in Augusta and then in Scarborough. Currently her focus is helping patients manage their complex medical and social conditions in order to take control of their health and overcome barriers preventing them from doing so.

In her spare time Marianne volunteers with a regional dog rescue group, a local pet food pantry, teaches water aerobics and has recently become a consultant/health coach . She spends quality time with her cat, Polly and dog, Heidi, (both rescues) making sure their lives are filled with fun and enrichment.

Matches From Portland
ME Chapter

Steve and Whiskers

Introducing Steve and Whiskers who were matched on New Years Day 2016! Steve was a member of the Army and Whiskers came to Maine from Mississippi.

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Jesse and Jeremiah

Jesse and Jeremiah were the first match made by the Portland, Maine chapter of Pets for Vets. We loved getting this update from Jesse: "Jeremiah is fantastic!

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Bob and Luna

Bob served as a Marine, Private First Class for 11 years. He was sent to Vietnam in 1958 and returned to the States in in 1969. Bob served both in Vietnam and C...

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Michael and Freya

Army Sergeant, Michael, served our country for 7 years. He was deployed to Germany and served a tour in Iraq. While serving in Iraq, an explosion to a nearby ve...

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Sun Journal - Animal Tales: Nonprofit matches veterans with pets in need

A segment about Pets for Vets Portland appeared in a weekly show called “Your Magazine” on Time Warner Cable Channel 9 in Portland, ME. Watch the segment at the link below.

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Pets for Vets Portland Featured On WMTW News

Read about our chapter’s match-making at the link below

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Dog Days of Bridgton
A day for dogs and dog lovers!  Pets for Vets Portland Maine looks forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 19, 2023 from 11 AM to 2 PM.  Stop by our table to learn more about how we are changing the lives of Veterans and Rescued Pets.  
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Sergeant Major Memorial Golf Scramble
Please join us for the 10th annual Sergeant Major Memorial Golf Scramble on Monday, September 18, 2023 at Dunegrass Country Club in Old Orchard Beach, Maine.  We are expecting a full field of golfers so be sure to submit your registration form soon. (Link Below) Proceeds benefit the Pets for Vets Portland Maine chapter. Non-golfers are welcome to stop by the club house to enter the drawings and celebrate the service of Sgt. Major Judge.  This event is held to honor and remember the pave-setting
service of Sgt. Maj. Eleanor Judge.
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Fallen Saints MC Hosted Dog Days of Summer Charity Ride
The Fallen Saints MC Ft. Williams Chapter hosted a Dog Days of Summer Charity Ride. The club is centered on riding to represent the fallen soldiers who have paid the price for freedom. In July the club raised $400 for Pets for Vets and presented our chapter director Tom with a check.

Next year they hope to raise double the amount! Thank you!
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Falmouth Fest and Old Home Days Celebrate their 300th Anniversary

Falmouth Fest and Old Home Days on Saturday, May 26th. Pets for Vets, Portland, ME will have a table at the event to help celebrate the 300th anniversary of Falmouth, ME! Veterans and their families will get in free. 

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A huge thank you to our sponsors! Without your support our chapter wouldn't be possible.

Support Pets for Vets Portland

Pets for Vets is thrilled to serve Veterans in your area. If you would like to become a supporter of Pets for Vets Portland and for your organization’s name, logo, seal, or information to appear on this page, please contact

Barreled Souls Brewing Company recently made a generous donation to our chapter as part of the Black Ale Project, a craft beer initiative to raise money and awareness on behalf of U.S. war veterans.  We are honored to have been selected to receive their donation and grateful for the ongoing support of the many breweries that are a part of this project.  If you happen to be at Barreled Souls Brewing Company enjoying a brew please tell them Thank You!


A very special thank you to Four Duck Pond Greenhouse, a generous supporter of Pets for Vets Portland Maine.  As a small seasonal business in Maine, they have gone above and beyond with their donation of over $3000 total in  the past two years.  All of their plants are grown on site and include annuals, perennials and vegetables. Stop by to say hello, purchase some plants and say thank you in May and June. We are grateful to this business and their customers!


Patricia Schreiber attended many schools due to her being an “Army Brat.” She graduated from UMO with a Civil Engineering Degree and worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Pat oversaw constructions of veteran hospitals and clinics across the country and was proud that she was of service to our U.S. veterans. Her true passion was nurturing and sponsoring abandoned dogs, especially Dobermans and other large dogs.

Town Fair Tire Foundation - Nancy Downey Sheehan

Nancy Downey Sheehan of the Town Fair Tire Foundation presented Chapter Director Marianne Quinn with a $1,000 donation! The Town Fair Tire Foundation’s mission to “give back and pay it forward” has become a top priority throughout the Northeast - in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.  Their efforts include support for a wide variety of worthwhile causes and charities. Thank you!


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