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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 Associate Director of Public Relations, Allison Storck at 631-334-2615.


‘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

VetDogs Graduate and Board Member Competes In World Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji

Posted on 8/12/2020
America’s VetDogs Graduate and Board Member U.S. Army Veteran Gretchen Evans Competes In Amazon Prime Video’s World Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji Eco-Challenge SMITHTOWN, NEW YORK, August 12, 2020 – America’s VetDogs is proud to announce U.S.

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.