Who We Are

Homes for Animal Heroes is a program of the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) that is dedicated to rehoming retired research dogs and sharing the facts about the critical role animals in research play in curing disease.

The program was inspired by the research community’s desire to find loving homes for their animals, as well as the need to educate the public on the facts about our animal heroes and how they improve human and animal lives.

The truth is that virtually every vaccine, treatment, cure, diagnostic and surgical procedure available today has been made possible through studies with animals. Research animals, the highly trained professionals who care for them, and the researchers themselves, are heroes to people and animals they will probably never meet and they deserve our gratitude

The Homes for Animal Heroes network of staff, foster volunteers, and research facilities works together to accommodate retired research dogs. For more information, read about our goals.

NAIA’s Policy Statement on Animal-Based Research