– Future service dog ‘Juno’ joined The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley Family in December 2021 –  
– The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley to sponsor a future service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities – 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SMITHTOWN, N.Y., FEBRUARY 14, 2022– In December 2021, The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley announced the sponsorship of a service dog in training through America’s VetDogs, a New York-based national nonprofit that trains and places service dogs with veterans and first responders with disabilities, free of charge. 

“The Founders Group could not be prouder of our support for America’s VetDogs, in particular the training of Juno to be a highly-skilled service dog for a veteran or first responder in need.  One of our ‘Core Values’ at Morgan Stanley is to give back generously to the communities we serve with our expertise, time and money.  We hope that our leadership in supporting America’s VetDogs will raise awareness of this worthy cause and encourage others to do the same. Please follow Juno’s progress on Instagram @juno151_avd - John Coyle, Managing Director -The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley”

“We owe a lifelong debt of gratitude to our veterans for their service and sacrifice.  The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley is honored to show our support for our nation’s veterans by sponsoring Juno from America’s VetDogs.  Their service dog programs were created to provide enhanced mobility and renewed independence to veterans and first responders with disabilities.  We hope that Juno is able to be of meaningful, lasting service to a veteran or first responder in the near-future.”  John Peirano, Senior Vice President- The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley 

The Founders Group will follow Juno’s puppy raising journey through regular pup-dates from co-puppy raisers Elke Rittenhouse and Deb Elkis-Abuhoff. Juno is a five-month-old chocolate Labrador and is being co-raised by these two volunteer puppy raisers for America’s VetDogs. Her puppy raisers are teaching her basic obedience, good house manners and working on exposing her to different sights, sounds and smells that will shape her into a well-rounded future service dog for a veteran or first responder with disabilities. Juno is an ambitious puppy eager to learn and explore the world around her and is very much food motivated!

“America’s VetDogs is honored to partner with The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley on this life-changing program to raise a future service dog,” said John Miller, president and CEO, America’s VetDogs. “We are truly grateful to Morgan Stanley for not only supporting the VetDogs' mission, but for their dedicated staff of volunteer puppy raisers who provide Juno with a unique and enriching environment that will ultimately mold her into a confident and well-socialized service dog.”

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 at The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley. 

About Future Service Dog Juno: 
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.

About The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley:
The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley is a team led by experienced designated financial professionals and a Family Wealth Director, who pride themselves on customized working relationships with both their team and their firm. They strive to provide their most valued clients with both the scope and influence of differentiating resources that Morgan Stanley has to offer.

Through the combination of personal attention and the team’s financial markets experience, The Founders Group at Morgan Stanley helps create financial opportunities for their clients and their families. The team is committed to providing their clients with a grander experience, in regards to their financial needs, by utilizing a vast scope of knowledge that is both simple and rewarding. The team works diligently to figure out their client’s needs and then create strategies designed to provide their clients with the highest probability of reaching those goals, with the least amount of risk.

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

About America’s VetDogs: 
Since 2003, America’s VetDogs ( has trained and placed guide 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 serves clients from across the United States.  VetDogs 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 has been accredited by both the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International.