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.

Learn more about hosting a fundraiser of your own by clicking here.

VetDogs Hosted Events

4th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk - July 28, 2018 

Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans with disabilities by joining us on this run and walk, or by becoming a sponsor for this fun event—the Long Island Run & Dog Walk will be held on Saturday, July 28, 2018.  The 5K course has been officially measured and will leave from Old Bethpage Village Restoration.  Dogs are welcome for those who wish to take a leisurely 2-mile walk with their four-legged friends.  All participants will have an opportunity to visit the Museum of American Armor, which is located in the village, before or after the race.  Virtual participation is available. 
Register today!

9th Annual Golf Classic - August 27, 2018

America's VetDogs is excited to hold its 9th Annual Golf Classic at the Huntington Country Club, in Huntington, NY on Monday, August 27, 2018.  A live auction and raffle will be a part of this year's event and several America's VetDogs graduate teams will be on hand including TODAY Show Puppy with a Purpose Charlie, and his handler Air Force veteran Stacy Pearsall.  Registration/Brunch begins at 9:30 am and the Shotgun start will begin at 11 am. Cocktails, dinner and the awards ceremony will immediately follow the completed round.
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Community Fundraising Events


February 2018 – June 2019 - Luxury Suite for Long Island Ducks Game

The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs are committed to providing our special dogs free of charge to people across North America with disabilities.  Beginning February 2018 and running through June 2019, our goal is to raise $500,000 to change more lives through the partnership of a guide or service dog.  However, we can’t train and place these dogs on our own  – we need YOUR help!  You can provide life-changing guide and service dogs to those who need them by donating today. CLICK HERE to learn more.


July 8, 2018 – Patriotic Paint Party – Levittown, NY

Team Fragiori has coordinated this fun, new event with proceeds to benefit America’s VetDogs. The event will be held at the Levittown Hall located at 201 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, NY and the fee to participate is $35. RSVP to pfragiorgi@aol.com. There will be raffles also, so come prepared to get your tickets.

July 20, 2018 - Shear Runway Project 2018 - Patchogue, NY

Capozzi and Co Salon presents Shear Runway Project 2018 "Hair in The Age of Technology: Mente X Mano X Cuore" (Hair, Hand and Heart), to be held at the Stereo Garden in Patchogue, Friday July 20th 2018 to benefit America’s VetDogs.  Visit http://www.capozzisalon.com/ or the Salon at 63 Main St, Sayville, NY 11782 (adjacent to Starbucks Coffee) or call (631) 589-1133 for more information and tickets. 


August 3, 2018 – A Salute to Soldiers – Feeding Hills, MA

Spend an evening at this cookout and support America’s VetDogs. There will be food, music, raffles yard games and more! The event is taking place at the Polish American Club of Agawam located at 139 Southwick Street. Tickets are $15. To reserve your ticket, please call 413-726-8883.

August 11, 2018 (Saturday) – Blue Point Brewing Company - Patchogue, NY

America’s VetDogs will have presence again in 2018 at the Blue Point Brewing Company. Mark your calendar to visit the Blue Point Brewing Company to hear some music and purchase some food and beverages. For every pint sold, they will contribute a $1 to America’s VetDogs. The address to Blue Point Brewing Company is 161 River Avenue in Patchogue, NY.  The America’s VetDogs table will be there from 2 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stop by if your schedule allows!

August 31, 2018 – Fight4Vets Inc. Presents Boxcar Brawl – Scranton, PA

This outdoor amateur boxing competition will be held at the Radisson Hotel located at 700 Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton, PA 18510. More than 1,000 people have attended this event in the past. Their goal is to raise $6,000 to sponsor a dog in the service dog program. Any additional funds will help veterans facing financial hardships in their local community. To learn more, please call 570-650-9875.


September 8, 2018 – Huntington 9/11 Heroes Run – Huntington, NY

For the past four years Travis Manion Foundation has selected America’s VetDogs as their charity partner for this timed run/walk event. Run, Volunteer, Donate, Cheer…but most of all: Honor.  Register here for the 5K run (to start at 9:30) or 1-mile fun run/walk (to start at 9:00) from Mill Dam Park.  For more information, please email Huntington@911HeroesRun.org.

September 21-23, 2018 – 3rd Annual Jeremy Feder All-Star Charity Baseball Tournament - Oceanside, NY

Oceanside Little League and the Feder family will be hosting this baseball tournament for kids ages 8 -10 years old with all proceeds to benefit America’s VetDogs. Opening ceremony starts on Friday night at Wrights Field in Oceanside, NY with the games to follow. Additional games to be held Saturday and Sunday.  Food and great raffle prizes will be will be sold starting at 6:30 p.m, on Friday, September 21, at Wrights Field located at 264 Mott St. in Oceanside.  To date, Jeremy has raised more than $11,000 for America’s VetDogs.  Registration will soon be available. For information, please contact Laura Koss-Feder at 516-678-4641 or email here. *Rain date is September 28-30, 2018.

September 24, 2018 - 14th Annual Culinary Delights Fundraiser at Carltun on the Park – East Meadow, NY

For the fifth year in a row, the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce selected America’s VetDogs as one of the charities to benefit from their very successful annual fundraiser to be held on Monday, September 24, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. Many restaurants from the local community go to this event to showcase their food specialty for the enjoyment of all registered participants. During the evening there will be raffles, food, fun and more! Tickets are $55 and if, you select America’s VetDogs on the back of your ticket, 50 percent of your paid ticket will go to the Foundation. Please email Jaime at Jaime@VetDogs.org or call her at 631-930-9054 if you would like to purchase a ticket.

September 25, 2018 – Dix Hills Golf League’s Annual Outing – Huntington, New York

Do you like to play golf? Purchase a ticket to play in this special outing – ladies only. Lunch and raffles to follow at a restaurant nearby golf course. All proceeds to benefit America’s VetDogs! For additional information, please email Susan at obsail@aol.com.

September 28, 2018 (Friday) – Thanks Troops Golf Outing – Riverhead, NY

Join Thanks Troops at the Woods Cherry Creek Golf Club in Riverhead, NY this fall.  The price for an individual player is 175.00 and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will be vendors, contests and beverages on the course. This event always sell out. If you are interested in participating, please contact Bill Gilkes, USMCR, at 727-799-2397.

September 29, 2018 – 5th Annual Bridgewater Police 5K & 1M Kids Fun Run – Bridgewater, MA

Organizers of this successful run/walk event have selected America’s VetDogs as the charity they will support this year. The race director happens to also be a weekend puppy raiser and has raised several puppies for the past five years that have assisted with our service dog program. To learn more or to register for this special event, click here


March 2 – 9, 2019 (Saturday)

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.

Special Thanks

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 - $22,428.50 

FDNY343Ride, Inc. - $18,000.00 

Capozzi & Co. Salon Inc. - $17,980.00 

ASIS International New York City Chapter - $17,880.00 

Cardinal Mercier, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus - $16,880.00 

Matthew Redlein - $12,450.49 

Empire Galaxie Car Club - $11,020.00 

Prison Pup Benevolent Association - $10,000.00 

Holiday Kick Off Gala - $10,000.00