Every year, America's VetDogs hosts several special events.

Participants in the 2015 LI Run and Dog Walk.We are fortunate that many supporters, including individuals and civic and charitable organizations host special events for our benefit in which we receive a portion of the proceeds.  For more information about attending an event, being an event sponsor, or hosting an event to benefit VetDogs, please contact our Development Department at 631-930-9050 or e-mail info@VetDogs.org.

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VetDogs Hosted Events

America’s VetDogs Run & Dog Walk – Sunday, April 28, 2019

THE AVENUE at White Marsh, Baltimore, MD - Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans by registering for the Run & Dog Walk to be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the AVENUE at White Marsh, Baltimore.  Participants can choose to run in a 5K timed race or take a 2-mile family-friendly walk with or without their pup. Register today

5th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk – Saturday, July 27, 2019

Cedar Creek Park, Wantagh, NY - Details to follow.

10th Annual Golf Classic – Monday, August 28, 2019

Huntington Country Club, Huntington, NY - Details to follow.

Community Fundraising Events


March 2 – 9, 2019 (Saturday) - Cruise Planners

CruisePlanners has announced their annual cruise with proceeds to benefit America’s VetDogs for 2019.  It’s a 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise which includes visits to San Jan, St. Thomas, Punta Cana and Nassau via Celebrity Cruise Line. To book your trip, please contact Sherry Leybovich at 888-464-1827 x 101 for information or email her at sherry@classiccarcruise.com.

March 23, 2019 – Petals for Paws - Smithtown, New York

M&C Adventures is hosting this special event again this year. Participants last year had a blast. The event will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Frank Brush Barn located at the Smithtown Historical Society’s campus.  A professional florist will instruct participants on flower arranging. Wine tasting as well many great raffles will be there too.  Tickets are $50 made payable to Connie Dolan. Click here to download the flyer.


SOLD OUT April 27, 2019 (Saturday) – 5th Annual Friends of America's VetDogs Fundraiser SOLD OUT

Join supporters of America’s VetDogs for a 50/50, raffles and Chinese auction. This special event will be held in the St. Lawrence Parish School on Main Street in Sayville (formerly called Prince of Peace Regional School.) Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket offers 26 bidding tickets with an opportunity to purchase additional sheets for $2. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. For ticket reservation, please contact Cliff Miller/Patricia Summers at 631-563-8413 or at 631-567-9493. To learn more about Friends of America’s VetDogs, please visit FAVD.VetDogs.org.

April 28, 2019 (Sunday) – Dapper’s Dogs

The LCP William J. Donovan, Jr. Memorial Fund is hosting this fundraising event at Florian Hall in Dorchester, MA with doors opening at 3 p.m.. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will benefit America’s VetDogs. For additional information, please email Jane Donovan


May 5, 2019 (Sunday) –Staten Island Annual Dog Walk

The Rotary Club of Gateway Staten Island is hosting this pet-friendly event with a portion of the proceeds to benefit America’s VetDogs. This event takes place at Wolf Pond Park located at Cornelius and Chestnut Avenue in Staten Island, NY 10308. The registration desk opens at 8:00 a.m. with an opening ceremony to start at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Frank Santora at 718-669-8886.

May 19, 2019 – 4th Annual Supreme Auto Service Center Car Show - Somers, CT

For the second year in a row, America’s VetDogs has been selected as a beneficiary of funds for this special event.  The event is taking place at the Pleasant View Café to begin at 10:00 a.m. The Foundation is encouraging weekend puppy raisers affiliated with the Osborn Correctional Institution to be in attendance and support this fundraiser in the Connecticut community. If you wish to feature your car the fee is $15. The fee for spectators is $5. Sponsorships are also available. To learn more, please call 860-882-9041. Rain date is June 2, 2019.


Fundraiser in Support of America’s VetDogs – Long Island, NY

Members of the Omega Gamma Delta Fraternity – Delta Gamma Chapter, recognize the efforts of America’s VetDogs to provide custom-trained service dogs to veterans with disabilities. They are hosting an ongoing raffle to raise funds. The winner will receive a 2018 Harley Davidson Road King. There are 1,500 tickets for this raffle and each ticket is $25. The ticket will be pulled on September 23, 2018. To purchase a ticket, please contact Joe Siciliano at 516-633-1195.

Special Thanks

Last fiscal year, the following individuals, service clubs, and corporations have hosted fundraisers raising $10,000 or more on behalf of America’s VetDogs.  We are grateful for their efforts to support veterans and first responders with disabilities.

Friends of America’s VetDogs

Matthew Redlein


Empire Galaxie Car Club