America's VetDogs students come from all military branches and all eras.
Although VetDogs began as a project of the Guide Dog Foundation in 2003 in answer to the need for specially trained assistance dogs for combat-wounded service members who had been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, VetDogs helps all American veterans who have served honorably, regardless of when or where they served, or how they became disabled. The program was created and incorporated to give veterans easy access to the best services possible to improve their lives.
The stories below are about the people who have broken down their barriers by making the decision to use an assistance dog to enhance their independence and mobility.
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Andrew Rubenstein, Director of Marketing 631-930-9091
Bill Krol, Communications Manager 631-930-9034
We are happy to answer questions, send out media kits, set up interviews, and arrange photo and video shoots.