Sailor, Marine, and Scout are all perfect names for pets in military families.
There’s also Pilot, a 2-month old Labrador blend who will be available for adoption Saturday at the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
The organization is having a special event this weekend and will waive adoption fees for military families adopting cats and dogs.
“It’s a deep discount because our adoption fees vary from animal to animal,” said Director Mindy Wright.
The special event is in partnership with the Animals for Armed Forces Foundation which has been able to adopt out 1,300 animals to military families since it started in 2012.
“They thought here is a group of animals that need a hero and there are heroes who need the unconditional love that these animals can provide,” Wright said. “So it's a perfect match."
Adoptive families must meet adoption requirements and will be asked to pay a microchip fee of $32.