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  • The 2021-22 NHL season is well underway, and the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup has players across hockey begging to see their rivals go belly up. While the action heats up in this dog-eat-dog league, it's time for a different kind of ranking: a countdown of the best NHL team dogs. We wonder who #1 is? Any guesses? Read more.

  • America’s VetDogs was featured in a segment of the Emmy-award-winning series Lucky Dog, which appears on CBS on Saturday mornings as part of their educational block of programming. As a part of each episode, the show focuses on dog related non-profits around the country. This past Spring, the show made a visit to the VetDogs campus to learn more about our service dog programs and mission.  See the segment here.

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    AVD grad David Day

  • Biscuit, one of America’s VetDogs’ newest puppy with a purpose®, was featured in a story on NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt Kids Edition, which aired November 6 in honor of Veterans Day. The Washington Capitals’ first dog, Captain, was placed with Marine veteran Mark Gwathmey.  See the segment here.
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    NBC anchor Lester Holt

  • For Veterans Day the VetDogs  media team worked hard to create several powerful media stories to shine a light on the services provided by America's VetDogs. 

    We're thrilled to say we had a successful day with multiple national and local media hits. Please see below for all of the VetDogs mentions. 

    • FOX Network, "The Five" Featuring VetDogs Tyler McGibbon and Sharon Rinier
    • CBS's "The Drew Show" with Drew Berrymore during her "Little Yellow Book" segments
    • NBC 10 Boston featuring an interview with VetDogs graduate and Vietnam Veteran Tom Bolinder

    FOX D.C. live media hits at University of Maryland Featuring: 

    • Segment 1: Puppy Program Rep - DC Metro Area and U.S. Navy Veteran Melissa Harrington
    • Segment 2: Puppy Program Rep - DC Metro Area, U.S. Air Force Veteran and Washington Capital's puppy raiser Deana Stone
    • Segment 3: U.S. Navy Veteran and VetDogs gradute Jay Streit with his guide/service dog Warren
    • Segment 4: UMD Area Coordinator and volunteer puppy raiser Lexi Kruger 
     

  • Halloween is right around the corner, and while it’s a super fun time of the year for most, this holiday can be stressful and even dangerous time for your animals. Protect your pets from the goblins and ghouls that this holiday brings. Click here to learn more.

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    Online Auction
    By
    Andrew J. Rubenstein
    on
    October 27, 2021
    You can support the Guide Dog Foundation by bidding on items in their online auction.
      
    Auction items range from vintage Chanel handbags to sports memorabilia, hotel stays and more! 

    Bidding is simple and easy with automatic updates to keep you close to the action. To view and bid on all of the items, click here. The auction ends Sunday, October 31 @ 11:59 pm.

  • America's VetDogs Facility Dog Sully, who served as President George H.W. Bush’s service dog, participated in NMRTC Bethesda's 246th U.S. Navy birthday ceremony at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

    Best wishes to all past and present Sailors, and a special thanks to our shipmates at Navy Medicine!
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    Sully ringing a Navy bell.

  • We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the NHL's Washington Capitals. The Caps’ new pup is named “Biscuit.” The 9-week-old chocolate Labrador Retriever is the successor to service dog Captain.

    You can view the launch video here. Be sure to follow his journey on Instagram and Twitter.
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    Biscuit letting his ears fly as he scoots towards the camera.

  • A new bill will make a big difference for veterans suffering from PTSD. In August, Congress passed the PAWS Act of 2021, which stands for Puppies Assisting Wounded Service members. Read more.

  • Legislation was introduced for a three-coin commemorative program for 2023 recognizing working dogs in the military and their continued service after retirement from active duty.  After the U.S. Mint recoups all of its production and associated costs — surcharges are to be paid to America’s VetDogs to support dog care and service dog training, dog instructor training, and expenses for service dog clients. Read more.

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