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


April 22, 2018 - 8th Annual Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk 

Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans by registering for the 8th Annual Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk to be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  This event leaves from Kent Island High School in Stevensville, MD, and tours the beautiful Cross Island Trail. Participants can choose to run in a 10K or 5K timed race, or take a 2-mile family-friendly walk with or without their pup.  All proceeds will assist America’s VetDogs mission to help veterans with disabilities live a life without boundaries.
Register today!


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

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!

Community Fundraising Events


March 17 or March 31, 2018 – Dog Days Pet Portrait FUNraiser – Whitman, MA

Bring a $40 donation with you to a pet portrait session by Cathleen Broderick Photography. Customer can choose whether they wish to support America’s VetDogs or the Animal Protection Center of Southeastern MA. Receive a complimentary 5x7 portrait of your furry friend. All sessions are by appointment only. Please call 781-524-1343 to make your appointment. Click here to view Dog Days flyer. 

March 24, 2018 – Chili Supper Fundraiser - Englewood, FL

Christ Lutheran Church has selected America’s VetDogs for the second year in a row for their annual chili event. Tickets will be sold ahead of the event for $8 per person. Jewelry will also be available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds for America’s VetDogs. Local puppy raisers will be in attendance too! Christ Lutheran Church is located at 701 N. Indiana Avenue in Englewood, Florida 34223.  For additional information, please contact Carol & Jeff at cjlemonbay@comcast.net.


April 7, 2018 – 4th Annual Friends of America's VetDogs Fundraiser - Sayville, NY

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 7, 2018 – Occupational Therapy Graduate Spring Fling & Alumni Reunion - Scranton, PA

For the fifth year in a row, students at the University of Scranton have selected America’s VetDogs as a beneficiary of proceeds from their annual spring fling. T.J. Hromisn, a veteran and graduate of the University of Scranton, was blinded as a result of serving our country. He received a service dog from America’s VetDogs a few years ago to assist him with everyday tasks. This dinner event is from 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. in the DeNaples Ballroom. For more information and for tickets, please contact Lisa Kozden at lisa.kozden@scranton.edu.

April 15, 2018 – 12th Annual Spring Breakout Cruise - Long Island, NY

The Empire Galaxie Car Club announced they will again host Long Island’s longest car cruise to benefit America’s VetDogs in partnership with the Pontiac Club.  Tickets for this event sell out fast. The cruise is from Farmingdale to Riverhead and concludes at Orient Point.  After the ride, a lunch is held at the American Legion Hall #803 in Southold. There will be a 50/50 cash raffle and a raffle for merchandise and gift cards from many fabulous merchants. For more information, please call 516-860-9309 or 631-724-6231.

April 21, 2018 – Petals for Paws - Smithtown, NY

M&C Adventures is hosting this special event again this year. Participants last year had a blast. The event will be held at 1:00 p.m. at the 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. Click HERE for the event flyer.

April 22, 2018 – Spring Benefit – Centre Island, New York

Come meet Sy Lederman (graduate who served in WWII) and his guide dog Merlot, at this Oyster Bay Lion’s Club event to be held at the Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club. The event starts at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $100. To purchase a ticket, please call Doug at 516-965-2086. This year’s event is focused on the Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs and other worthy causes. 


May 20, 2018 – Supreme Auto Service Center Car Show - Somers, CT

America’s VetDogs was selected as a beneficiary of funds for this special event.  The event is taking place at the Pleasant View Café. 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. To learn more, please call 860-882-9041.


June 9 -10, 2018 – 2018 Peconic Quilt Show - Riverhead, NY

The Eastern Long Island Quilters Guild has selected America’s VetDogs as a beneficiary of proceeds from their annual quilt show to take place at the Suffolk County Community College’s, Riverhead Campus. The event will be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th and from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 10th. A variety of baskets will be raffled at the show to raise funds for those we serve. For questions, please email barnold11@optonline.net.


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. 


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 pm on Friday, September 21st 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 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

Special Promotions

Healthy Vision Association

The Healthy Vision Association is committed to helping qualified not-for-profit organizations whose mission is related to helping people see well and stay healthy. A donation from annual membership fees will go to sponsoring those vision and health related charities that align best with the purpose of the Healthy Vision Association, including America’s VetDogs. Learn more

Dishraggs - Making Kitchen Brighter, One Ragg at a Time

In 2018, Honoring Those Who Served products are available by clicking here. A portion of the proceeds will benefit America’s VetDogs.

VetDogs Dog Treats

America's VetDogs has partnered with Bil-Jac, a nationally known manufacturer of premium dog food and dog treats, to develop the America's VetDogs brand of dog treats.  America's VetDogs Dog Treats are processed using Bil-Jac's proprietary nutrient protection technology. Jim Kelly, one of the founder’s sons, says, "We start with more real fresh chicken, which makes these treats more palatable and very healthy.  They contain no fillers or gluten meals, and have naturally sourced linoleic acid to help support a healthy skin and coat."  To learn more, or to buy some treats, CLICK HERE.

Amazon Smile

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VetDogs Mall

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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