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.


  • 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
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.

Corporate Puppy Partners


Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including nearly 90% of the Fortune 500® and more than 7,000 private companies. Deloitte’s people come together for the greater good and work across the industry sectors that drive and shape today’s marketplace. Deloitte is proud of its commitment to military veterans, and currently employs more than 1,000 veterans, former members of the Armed Services and their spouses.

For the next 14 to 16 months, Deloitte’s US Cyber and Strategic Risk leader and principal, Deborah Golden, will raise Kevin – taking him through his puppy raising milestones and providing socializing opportunities around DC and eventually on her travels around the world. You can follow Kevin and his journey (and his antics) on Instagram and on Twitter.

Benny, Deloitte’s first Puppy with a Purpose is currently at the Guide Dog Foundation/America’s VetDogs campus for formal training where he will learn the advanced tasks to help a veteran or first responder live without boundaries.  You can continue to see Benny’s progress on Instagram and Twitter along with Kevin.


PenFed Credit Union

Established in 1935, Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) is America’s second-largest federal credit union, serving over 2 million members worldwide with over $26 billion in assets. On June 23, 2020, PedFed announced the sponsorship of a future service dog through America's VetDogs and welcomed an 8-week-old male yellow Labrador Retriever named Ace to the PenFed family.  

PenFed staff helped raise Alfie and provided common day-to-day socializing opportunities and exposure to new and diverse surroundings.  They will also help teach him basic obedience, such as how to walk on a leash, sit and stay, down, and to come when called. America's VetDogs and PenFed invite you to follow Ace’s journey on social media. You can check for photos and updates by following PenFed at their website, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. This is the seventh service dog raised by the organization.

Ace, PenFed’s first Puppy with a Purpose finished his formal training and was matched with a veteran in Illinois in February of 2022.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment 

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. 

The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley 

 Juno was born on August 18, 2021 and was sponsored by The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley in December 2021. Juno has represented America’s VetDogs at various offsite events to advocate and educate the public about the difference service dogs make in the lives of Veterans with disabilities. 

The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley would like to invite you to follow Juno’s journey on their social media sites. You can stay up to date with the latest news and photos of Juno by following us @FoundersGroupMS and @AmericasVetDogs on Twitter and Facebook.

To learn more about The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley, please visit  The Founders Group | Garden City, NY | Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.  Member SIPC
CRC 4503256 05/22

Voya Financial

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA) has joined our Puppy With a Purpose program, to help a puppy become a future service dog for a veteran or first responder with a disability.

“We are proud to participate in the Puppy with a Purpose program, as part of our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of people in the disabilities community and their caregivers,” said Kevin Silva, executive vice president and chief human resources officer. “This is part of Voya’s strong belief in giving back to our communities.”

John Albanese, vice president of corporate security and investigations at Voya Financial and a Marine Corps veteran, will spend approximately the next 12 months raising the Voya puppy to prepare him for the next steps of his training. Cooper will learn additional tasks that are helpful to a person with a disability. Voya is covering costs associated with the raising of the puppy as he begins his journey to become a future service dog.

“As a veteran myself, I knew this was a unique chance to make a difference in someone’s life,” said Albanese. “Voya encourages employees to give back to causes we care about and offers the support to do so — that’s what makes Voya a different kind of company.”


Contour Mortgage

Meet "Champ," the Contour Mortgage Pup! Headquartered on Long Island, Contour Mortgage is a community-centric organization. Part of their corporate social responsibility is participating and sponsoring those organizations, like America’s VetDogs, that help make a real change that directly impacts lives. 

Contour Mortgage is a multi-state, full-service mortgage lender serving consumers with their home purchase, refinance, and renovation financing needs. In operation since 1993, Contour Mortgage has thrived by retaining its entrepreneurial spirit and leading the market in innovation, and most importantly, our customer service. We offer a wide range of residential home loan programs to meet the needs of most home buyers and homeowners. Our licensed and continually educated mortgage origination and operation teams have successfully guided hundreds of thousands of aspiring homebuyers through the process of achieving homeownership!

Under the care of puppy raiser Malia Freeburg, Contour’s business development manager, “Champ” has become a fixture around the Contour office in Garden City, NY and frequently attends community events to raise awareness of America’s VetDogs and to deliver upon the Contour Cares mission of making a difference in the community.

Follow champ on Instagram at @ContourPup.