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If you're a member of the media in search of a good story, you've come to the right place.  America's VetDogs has amazing stories to tell, and limitless ways to tell them.  Whether you're looking for an uplifting tale with a happy ending, a compelling angle for a story about the transformational power of an assistance dog, an inspiring tale of a veteran with a disability, or a professional expert to give opinions and advice on everything from veterinary care to planned giving, we're happy to be your resource.

Since 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained and placed guide, hearing, PTSD, and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility and companionship to veterans with disabilities from all eras.  In 2015, VetDogs opened its programs to first responders, including fire, police, and emergency medical personnel.  America's VetDogs is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation and relies on contributions from generous individuals, corporations, service clubs, and foundations to fund its mission to help those who have served our country live with dignity and independence.  It costs over $50,000 to breed, raise, train, and place one assistance dog, but America’s VetDogs provides its services completely free of charge to the individual.  

For story opportunities, or media questions, please contact Public Relations Manager, Allison Storck at 631-334-2615.


Pamela Tate Elected to Serve on Executive Committee 2020

Posted on 7/21/2020
Pamela Tate Elected to Serve on Executive Committee Smithtown, N.Y. (July 21, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Pamela Tate of Chicago, IL, to serve on the execut

AVD Hosts Virtual Run and Dog Walk 2020

Posted on 7/21/2020
America’s VetDogs Hosts Virtual 6th Annual Run & Dog Walk Virtual race helps fund training and matching of service dogs to disabled veterans and first responders. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Smithtown, NY (July 17, 2020): America’s VetDogs, a Long Is

Joe Campolo Elected to Board Executive Committee

Posted on 7/17/2020
Board Member Joe Campolo Elected to Executive Committee Smithtown, N.Y. (July 17, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Joe Campolo of Stony Brook, NY, to serve on th

Bob Madden Elected as As Vice Chair of Military & Veteran Relationships

Posted on 7/15/2020
Bob Madden Elected As Vice Chair of Military & Veteran Relationships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (July 15, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Robert M

VetDogs Hosts Long Island Run and Dog Walk 2016

Posted on 7/17/2020
America’s VetDogs®, the Smithtown Long Island-based not-for-profit that provides specially trained guide and service dogs to disabled veterans is excited to host its Second Annual Long Island Run and Dog Walk (LIrace4vets.Vetdogs.org) in partnership

Planet Dog Honor's America's VetDogs

Posted on 6/26/2020
Plant Dog Ball Honors America's VetDogs On April 8, The Planet Dog Foundation will host its inaugural Planet Dog Ball to raise awareness and funds for two highly-regarded organizations that provide service animals to veterans and active-duty servi

VetDogs Hosts Bipartisan Event 2019

Posted on 6/26/2020
America’s VetDogs Hosts Bipartisan Event for Funding of Veteran Service Dog Programs Members of the House of Representatives and Senate, Former President George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Sully, U.S. Military Veterans and VetDogs Graduates Will Be Onsi

Patterson Grant Awarded to VetDogs

Posted on 6/26/2020
November 30, 2017 (St. Paul, MN) – The Patterson Foundation board recently awarded more than $114,000 in grant funding to seven nonprofit organizations.

VetDogs Graduate & and Her Hearing Dog Place Semifinalist in 2020 Hero Dog Awards

Posted on 6/26/2020
America’s VetDogs Graduate & U.S. Army Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Gretchen Evans and Hearing Dog Aura Place Semifinalist in 2020 American Humane Hero Dog Awards® SMITHTOWN, NEW YORK, JUNE 8, 2020 – America’s VetDogs is thrilled to announce U.S.

AVD Commissions Statue of Sully H.W. Bush

Posted on 6/26/2020
America’s VetDogs® Commissions Renowned Sculptor Susan Bahary to Create Life-Size Bronze of George H.W. Bush’s Service Dog Sully Statue Will Stand Proudly at the George H.W. Bush Library and Museum in College Station, Texas Smithtown, NY (Novem

VetDogs Partners with Atlanta United

Posted on 6/26/2020
Atlanta United partners with America’s VetDogs to raise future service dog ‘Spike’ First-ever MLS club service dog will be trained and placed with disabled U.S. veteran ATLANTA (Jan. 23, 2020) – Atlanta United today announced the club has part

Future Service Dog ‘Captain’ Joins Capitals

Posted on 6/26/2020
Future Service Dog ‘Captain’ Joins Capitals as Team Service Dog in Training for America’s VetDogs ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals announced today the organization has partnered with America’s VetDogs, a New York based non-profit that pro

Monumental Sports Partners with America's VetDogs

Posted on 6/26/2020
Monumental Sports & Entertainment Partners with America's VetDogs to Welcome a Service Dog-In-Training – Future service dog ‘Scout’ joins the MSE Family on January 30th – – MSE staff to puppy raise a future service dog for a veteran or firs

Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation Award AVD $300K Grant

Posted on 6/9/2020
America’s VetDogs Awarded $300,000 From the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation June 9, 2020 (Smithtown, New York) – America’s VetDogs was awarded $300,000 in funding from the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation in support of the VetDogs’ mission to provide h

Guide Dog Foundation & America's VetDogs Celebrate International Guide Dog Day 2020

Posted on 4/29/2020
International Guide Dog Day – April 29 2020 April 29, 2020 - The International Guide Dogs Federation (IGDF), along with the Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs call for worldwide support for its community to help them to continue to provide

Charlie Bonomo Elected to Board of Directors 2020

Posted on 1/13/2020
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Member FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (January 13, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Charles

Jennifer Gisler Named Chief Growth Officer

Posted on 1/9/2020
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Names Jennifer Gisler as Chief Growth Officer January 9, 2020 [Smithtown, New York]: The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, announced the appointment of Jennifer Gisler

ASPCA Public Service Award - Sully

Posted on 10/2/2019
The ASPCA Reveals Recipients of the 2019 Humane Awards New York, N.Y., Oct. 2, 2019 – Every year, the ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) honors animal heroes who help humans or other animals in extraordinary ways,

Joe Campolo Esq. Elected to Board of Directors

Posted on 7/8/2019
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elects Joe Campolo Esq. to Board of Directors FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (July 8, 2019) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the e

CFVF Recognizes AVD Graduate

Posted on 5/10/2019
Combat Female Veterans Families United Presents 2019 "Outstanding Combat Female Veterans" of NC to America’s VetDogs Graduate Army Command Sgt. Major Gretchen Evans May 10, 2019 - America’s VetDogs is proud to announce that retired U.S. Army Comma