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

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

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!

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!

Community Fundraising Events


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 5, 2018 – Spring Plant Sale – Garden City, NY

Women’s Ministries of Lutheran Church of the Resurrection has selected America’s VetDogs as a beneficiary of funds for their 12th year of hosting this annual plant sale.  The event will take place at their church located at 420 Stewart Avenue in Garden City, NY 11530 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. To order in advance, please email ceorlike@optimum.net, or fill out the following order form.

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 24, 2018 - 14th Annual Culinary Delights Fundraiser at Carlton 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 $50 and if, you select America’s VetDogs on the back of your ticket, 50% 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