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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 Public Relations and Marketing, Allison Storck 631-334-2615, or Marketing Manager, 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.  

America’s VetDogs Provides the Pentagon with Specially Trained Facility Dog

Posted on 11/28/2023
Houston Texans partner with America's VetDogs to raise a future service dog puppy

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

Posted on 9/17/2023
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.

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

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

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

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

Congressman McHenry Introduces H.R. 807: The Working Dog Commemorative Coin Act

Posted on 9/17/2023
Bipartisan bill honors impact of service dogs on the lives of disabled veterans, active-duty servicemembers, and first responders; Surcharges from coin sales would advance America's VetDogs mission.

VetDogs Hosts Long Island Run and Dog Walk 2016

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

Fireworks Safety Tips

Posted on 9/17/2023
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,

Atlanta United Raises Second Service Dog

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

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

Posted on 9/17/2023
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.

Deloitte Sponsors an America’s VetDogs Future Service Dog

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

The Founders Group Sponsor Service Dog In-Training

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

Pamela Tate Elected to Serve on Executive Committee 2020

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

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

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

Future Service Dog ‘Captain’ Joins Capitals

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

Planet Dog Honor's America's VetDogs

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

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

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

PenFed Credit Union Sponsors America’s VetDogs Training Classes

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

PenFed Credit Union Welcomes Puppy with a Purpose ‘Alfie’

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

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

Posted on 9/17/2023
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

Training Center Renovation Ribbon Cutting

Posted on 9/17/2023
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