Friends of America's VetDogs is an all-volunteer community service group founded in 2015 with the sole and express purpose of helping honorably discharged veterans get a service dog through America's VetDogs. The group is comprised of 25 active members who work tirelessly to bring awareness about America's VetDogs to the public and to generate funds to sponsor new assistance dogs for veterans and first-responders with disabilities. As of January 2023, they have sponsored and named 31 service dogs.
The group sponsored three puppies in 2015 ("Maddy", "Sarge" and "Pepi"); three in 2016 ("Sully H W Bush", "Sayville" and "Ruby"); four in 2017 ("Webber", "Florence", "Ballard" and "Navajo"); five in 2018 ("Brady", "Jennifer", "Jackson", "Kelley" and "Norris"); eight in 2019 ("Thornton", "Annabelle", "Sharon", "Kettles", "Byers", "Dewey", "Jay" and "Bones"); three in 2020 despite the pandemic ("Skip", "Mac" and "Sunrise"); three in 2021 (Desmond, French, and Carll); two in 2022 (“Tammy” and “Kyle”) and hope to continue doing this for years to come. As of December 2022, they had raised more than $188,000. Friends of America's VetDogs members name each dog they sponsor to honor an unsung hero of our military; someone who has brought great honor or credit to our military; or someone who has significantly helped a veteran-in-need.
Their major fundraiser Is a Chinese Auction held every spring, as well as other events throughout the year. For more information (or to donate an item) please contact co-founders Cliff Miller & Patricia Summers either by phone (631-567-9493); by email (email@example.com
) or by mail (Friends of America's VetDogs, c/o Cliff Miller, PO Box 18, Bohemia, NY 11716-0018). Questions or comments are welcome.
Donations of any amount (which can also be in the form of a tribute 'In Memory Of' a loved one, or 'In Honor Of' someone as a birthday gift, etc.) can be made by using the link immediately below. If you donate on this page using the link directly below, it will help the group to sponsor more service dogs, naming each to honor another hero.