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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.


Future Service Dog ‘Captain’ Joins Capitals

Posted on 10/7/2019
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

VetDogs Hosts Bipartisan Event 2019

Posted on 9/23/2019
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

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

GDF and AVD Elect New Board Members - April 2019

Posted on 4/15/2019
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Members Smithtown, N.Y. (April 15, 2019) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs are pleased to announce the election of four new board members. The boar

GuideStar Platinum Seal 2019

Posted on 3/18/2019
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency Platinum Seal Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results For Immediate Release - March 20, 2019: The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organizat

GDF & AVD Elect New Board Members 2019

Posted on 2/11/2019
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Members Smithtown, N.Y. (February 11, 2019) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs are pleased to announce the election of four new board members. The b

Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs Reaches GuideStar Platinum

Posted on 9/25/2018
Guide Dog Foundation and America's VetDogs Reaches GuideStar Platinum Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results

America’s VetDogs Awarded Over $73,000 From the Patterson Foundation

Posted on 9/20/2018
America’s VetDogs Awarded Over $73,000 From the Patterson Foundation September 20, 2018 (Smithtown, New York) – America’s VetDogs was awarded over $73,000 in funding from the Patterson Foundation on July 23, 2018, in support of VetDogs’ mission to

VetDogs Hosts Congressional Breakfast 2018

Posted on 9/12/2018
America’s VetDogs Hosts Bipartisan Event for Funding of Veteran Service Dog Programs America’s VetDogs will be hosting a congressional breakfast on Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 8:00 am to 10:30 a.m. at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, to ack

America’s VetDogs hosts the 9th Annual Golf Classic 2018

Posted on 8/27/2018
Military Veterans and their service dogs honored at VetDogs Golf Event. America’s VetDogs will be hosting their 9th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, August 27th, 2018 beginning at 10:00 am at Huntington Country Club.

VetDogs Hosts 4th Annual LI Run & Dog Walk 2018

Posted on 7/23/2018
America’s VetDogs Hosts 4th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk Long Island event helps fund training and matching of highly trained service dogs to wounded veterans and first responders

New Board Members Elected

Posted on 7/18/2018
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elect New Board Members Smithtown, N.Y. (June 25, 2018) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of four new board members. The boa

VetDogs Provides Service Dog to President George H.W. Bush

Posted on 6/26/2018
America’s VetDogs Provides President George H.W. Bush With Specially Trained Service Dog Sully Smithtown, NY (June 26, 2018): America’s VetDogs is honored to place a specially-trained service dog with the 41st president of the United States, Geor

TODAY & NBC Welcome New Puppies with a Purpose 2018

Posted on 4/24/2018
‘TODAY’ WELCOMES NEW ‘PUPPY WITH A PURPOSE’ TODAY Teams Up With Guide Dog Foundation to Help Raise a Guide Dog for Someone Who is Blind or Visually Impaired

8th Annual Kent Island Run & Dog Walk 2018

Posted on 4/16/2018
America’s VetDogs®, is thrilled to host the family and canine friendly 8th Annual Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk at Kent Island High School in Stevensville, Maryland, on Sunday,

John Miller Named New President and CEO

Posted on 2/5/2018
The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs today announced the appointment of John Miller as president and chief executive officer effective March 12, 2018.

Patterson Grant Awarded to VetDogs

Posted on 12/4/2017
November 30, 2017 (St. Paul, MN) – The Patterson Foundation board recently awarded more than $114,000 in grant funding to seven nonprofit organizations.

CEO Wells Jones to Retire

Posted on 9/7/2017
Wells Jones, CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs, to Retire Smithtown, NY (September 7, 2017) – The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs announced today that CEO Wells B. Jones will retire in January 2018 after more than 28

Golf Event Supports Service Dog Program for Veterans 2017

Posted on 8/21/2017
GOLF EVENT SUPPORTS SERVICE DOG PROGRAM FOR VETERANS 18-hole tournament helps provide funds to place service dogs for veterans with disabilities Smithtown, NY (August 8, 2017) – America’s VetDogs (www.VetDogs.org), a nationally accredited provi