To help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence.
America’s VetDogs® – The Veteran's K-9 Corps® is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and serves the needs of disabled veterans and active duty personnel. Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation has provided guide dogs and training at no cost to people who are blind or visually impaired, including veterans.
In 2003, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind recognized the need for an overall assistance dog program for veterans that would incorporate guide dogs, service dogs, and state-of-the-art mobility devices – especially as our nation’s veterans age and as our country’s wounded warriors return home from active conflicts aboard.
America’s VetDogs was created and incorporated to give veterans easy access to the best services possible to improve their lives.
We have worked hard to build cooperative relationships with the military and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and today, we are the premier organization providing assistance dogs and training to disabled veterans and active servicemembers. We set the standard by which the military and the VA measure assistance dog schools. We continually strive to increase the options and services for veterans to ensure that they receive all the tools they need to once again be self-reliant.
Our dogs have touched thousands of lives – from disabled veterans, to servicemembers deployed overseas, to their families.
We have been honored with the Secretary of the Army Public Service Award, the second-highest level award given to civilians “for exceptional service that makes a substantial contribution to the accomplishment of the Army’s missions.”
America’s VetDogs is our way of honoring the sacrifice made by our men and women in uniform, and our dedication to America’s veterans is stronger today than ever before. We will do our part to see that a guide or service dog will help a veteran live independently again.
All of our services are provided at no cost to veterans, the military or active duty personnel. America’s VetDogs relies on voluntary public contributions to fund its efforts.