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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.

For story opportunities, or media questions, please contact Director of Marketing & Public Relations, Allison Storck at 631-334-2615 and Marketing Associate, Jamie Shrewsbury at 304-839-2551.

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.  

Nylabone Donates One Year’s Worth of Chew Toys

Posted on 4/28/2022
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs are excited to announce a partnership with Nylabone, who donated more than 900 chew toys for future service and guide dogs training to assist individuals with disabilities. The donation was made through

Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Promotes Allison Storck

Posted on 4/28/2022
The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs is pleased to announce the promotion of Allison Storck to Director of Public Relations and Marketing.

PenFed Credit Union Welcomes Puppy with a Purpose ‘Alfie’

Posted on 3/31/2022
PenFed Credit Union Welcomes Puppy with a Purpose ‘Alfie’ to Help a Military Veteran or First Responder with a Disability The America's VetDogs puppy is the eighth service dog raised by PenFed TYSONS, Va., March 29, 2022 – PenFed Credit Union, t

PenFed Credit Union Sponsors America’s VetDogs Training Classes

Posted on 3/23/2022
PenFed Credit Union Sponsors America’s VetDogs Training Classes for Over 30 Military Veterans and First Responders Students learn and bond with their new service dogs during two-week in-residence training program at America’s VetDogs’ Smithtown, Ne

Amazin’ Mets Foundation Partners with America’s VetDogs to Raise Future Service Dog

Posted on 3/29/2022
Amazin’ Mets Foundation Partners with America’s VetDogs to Raise Future Service Dog First-Ever MLB Service Dog Will Be Trained and Placed With Disabled U.S. Veteran or First Responder FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, March 21, 2022 (Flushing, NY) – The

VetDogs Hosts Congressional Event in Support of Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act

Posted on 3/3/2022
America’s VetDogs, Financial Services Ranking Member Patrick McHenry & House Financial Services Committee Vice Chair Jake Auchincloss to Host Bipartisan Press Conference to Advocate for Congressional Support on H.R. 5232 the Working Dog Commemorative

Founders Group at Morgan Stanley Partners with VetDogs

Posted on 2/28/2022
THE FOUNDERS GROUP AT MORGAN STANLEY PARTNERS WITH AMERICA’S VETDOGS TO SPONSOR A SERVICE DOG IN TRAINING – Future service dog ‘Juno’ joined The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley Family in December 2021 – – The Founders Group at Morgan Stanl

America’s VetDogs collaborates with BAE Systems

Posted on 2/28/2022
America’s VetDogs collaborates with BAE Systems to enhance the lives of veterans with disabilities America’s VetDogs joins BAE Systems’ Tech Power: Innovating for Impact program to bring together veterans and leading engineering programs at colleg

Teresa Fitzpatrick Elected to Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Board

Posted on 2/3/2022
Teresa Fitzpatrick Elected to America’s VetDogs and Guide Dog Foundation Board FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (February 3, 2022) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the electio

Lachelle Smith Elected to Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Board

Posted on 2/3/2022
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elects New Board Member FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (February 3, 2022) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Lachell

‘Biscuit’ Joins Washington Capitals as Team Service Dog in Training

Posted on 9/27/2021
Future Service Dog ‘Biscuit’ Joins Washington Capitals as Team Service Dog in Training Capitals partner with America’s VetDogs to raise and train Biscuit FOOTAGE: Click here for related footage Arlington, Va. – The Washington Capitals announ

Atlanta United Raises Second Service Dog

Posted on 9/1/2021
Atlanta United partners with America’s VetDogs to raise second future service dog Second-ever MLS club service dog will be trained for placement with disabled U.S. veteran ATLANTA (Sept. 1, 2021) – Atlanta United today announced the club has on

America’s VetDogs Reaches Donation Milestone

Posted on 8/18/2021
America’s VetDogs Reaches $1.25 Million Donation Milestone Bil-Jac Dog Food and America’s VetDogs Treats Long-Term Partnership Supports Disabled Veterans SMITHTOWN, NY (August 17, 2021) – America’s VetDogs is proud to celebrate its partnership wi

Training Center Renovation Ribbon Cutting

Posted on 8/19/2021
Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs Celebrate Renovated Training Center With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Newly Renovated Training Center Updated To Increase Training & Meet Demand of Service Dogs For Veterans & First Responders With Disabilities

VetDogs Partners with the Texans and Kroger

Posted on 7/22/2021
HOUSTON TEXANS AND KROGER PARTNER WITH AMERICA’S VETDOGS TO RAISE FUTURE SERVICE DOG Trained puppy will be placed with a disabled veteran or first-responder with disabilities HOUSTON (Thursday, July 22, 2021) - The Houston Texans, in partnership

Fireworks Safety Tips

Posted on 7/6/2021
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Prepares Pet Owners With Firework Pet Safety Tips While Out Celebrating, Set Your Pet Up For Success During Firework Celebrations WHAT: As Independence Day celebrations begin by breaking out the grills,

‘Captain’ Completes Training with Washington Capitals; Placed with Local Veteran

Posted on 6/16/2021
America’s VetDogs Service Dog In Training ‘Captain’ Completes Training with Washington Capitals; Placed with Local Veteran ARLINGTON, Va. – America’s VetDogs service dog in training Captain has completed training and been placed with retired U.S.

Deloitte Sponsors an America’s VetDogs Future Service Dog

Posted on 2/2/2021
Deloitte Sponsors an America’s VetDogs Future Service Dog for a Military Veteran or First Responder WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2021 — As part of the America’s VetDogs’ corporate puppy with a purpose program, Deloitte is sponsoring a male black Labrador r

Guide Dog Foundation Celebrates 75 Years

Posted on 2/1/2021
Guide Dog Foundation Celebrate 75 Years Placing Guide Dog with Individuals Who are Blind or Visually Impaired Guide dog school carries on mission of providing life-changing guide dogs free of charge Smithtown, NY (February 1, 2021) – The Guide Do

Andrea McCarren Joins GDF and AVD Board of Directors

Posted on 12/15/2020
Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs Elects New Board Member FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Smithtown, N.Y. (December 15, 2020) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Andrea