Corporate Puppy with a Purpose

For the next 14 - 16 months, your organization can be part of the America’s VetDogs “puppy raising team” to help a puppy become either a guide or service dog for a veteran or first responder. Your team and its puppy raiser will follow either a guide dog or service dog training curriculum.

With the guidance of an experienced puppy adviser in your area, your team can help raise and train the puppy. (Can scale based on organizational involvement)  At the end of the 14 - 16 months, the puppy will continue their formal guide or service dog training (3-6 months) with a certified instructor from America’s VetDogs, and will be matched with a person who is visually impaired or with a disabled veteran. 

 

What's Involved

  • Partnership between a corporation and America’s VetDogs. 
  • Opportunity to play a vital role in the development of a future assistance dog.
  • Participate in welcoming an 8 week old puppy; be a part of caring for, watch as they grow and assist with teaching and socializing them until they are 14 and 18 months old. 
  • Puppy will then be returned to VetDogs to move ahead with its formal training. 
  • The company will receive training updates on their dogs progression within our program. 
  • Once the dog is placed with its handler, the company will be invited to attend their dogs graduation ceremony here on our campus in Smithtown, N.Y., join us for a VIP tour, meet the student and recognized in the Annual Report as a Major Donor.

Benefits

  • Builds goodwill and loyalty with stakeholders and customers as they engage in visible community action
  • Builds morale, team spirit among members of the organization
  • Offers practical manifestation of values such as volunteerism and giving back to the community alongside a trusted and respected brand
  • Builds a stronger and more resilient community
  • Media Opportunities showcasing your work helping a great cause.
  • Marketing to new audiences and to bring in new clients
  • Ultimately, helping a visually impaired veteran live their lives without boundaries

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is America’s leading sports and entertainment family where their people, players, teams and events bring excitement and joy to millions.  Monumental announced the company will welcome a service dog in training through America’s VetDogs. MSE staff will raise and help train the dog to become a service dog. “Scout” will join the MSE family on January 30th.  MSE Chairman & CEO Ted Leonsis, and his wife Lynn, were also inspired by Captain’s journey to D.C. As a result, the two committed to donating $50,000 to sponsor the cost of raising a second dog through America’s VetDogs. 

MSE staff will raise Scout, an 8-week-old male yellow Labrador Retriever, for the next 14 to 16 months during which time the dog will undergo basic training and socialization.  MSE invites you to follow Scout’s journey on social media. You can check for photos and updates by following us @Monumental_Sports on Instagram; and also @MSE on Twitter and Facebook. 

To get started on a new partnership today, or for more information, contact the America's VetDogs Development Office at (800) 548-4337 or (631) 930-9000.