Every year, America's VetDogs hosts several special events.  

Participants in the 2015 LI Run and Dog Walk.In addition, we are fortunate that many supporters, including individuals and civic and charitable organizations host special events for our benefit in which we receive a portion of the proceeds.  For more information about attending an event, being an event sponsor, or hosting an event to benefit VetDogs, please contact our Development Department at 631-930-9050 or e-mail info@VetDogs.org.

Learn more about hosting a fundraiser of your own by clicking here.

VetDogs Hosted Events

Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 7th Annual Annapolis/Kent Island Run & Dog Walk 

The run/walk event leaves from Kent Island High School in Stevensville, Maryland and tours the beautiful Cross Island Trail.  There is an opportunity to participate in a timed 10K or 5K timed race, a 1-mile fun run, or take a 2-mile family/friendly walk with or without a pup.  For more information CLICK HERE or visit Race4Vets.VetDogs.org

Saturday, July 29, 2017 - 3rd Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk

The 5K timed course has been officially measured and leaves from the historic Old Bethpage Village Restoration in Old Bethpage, NY.  Dogs are welcome for those who wish to take a 2-mile leisurely walk with their four-legged friends.  All participants have an opportunity to visit the Museum of American Armor, which is located in the village, before or after the race.  For more information CLICK HERE or visit LIRace4Vets.VetDogs.org

Community Fundraising Events


March 11, 2017 – Paws on the Patio

The Landing Bar & Grill will host St. Puppies Day for Service Dogs from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  All proceeds will benefit America’s VetDogs. For more information, please CLICK HERE, or contact Tracy at The Landing Bar & Grill in Valrico, Florida at 813-787-3829.


April 1, 2017 – Tea & Fashion Show

The GFWC Varina Woman’s Club is hosting the “Time of our Lives” Tea & Fashion Show with proceeds from the Live Auction to benefit America’s VetDogs. This event will take place at the Laurel Hill Methodist Church in Henrico, Virginia. Tickets to attend are $20. For more information, please email Heather Tyler at jaxfrost9@hotmail.com

April 9, 2017 – 11th Annual Spring Breakout Cruise

The Empire Galaxie Car Club announced they will again host Long Island’s longest car cruise to benefit America’s VetDogs.  Tickets for this event sell out fast. The cruise is from Farmingdale to Riverhead and concludes at Orient Point.  After the ride, a lunch is held at the American Legion Hall #803 in Southold. There will be a 50/50 cash raffle and a raffle for merchandise and gift cards from many fabulous merchants. For more information, please call 516-860-9309 or 631-724-6231.

April 22, 2017 – 3rd Annual Friends of America's VetDogs Fundraiser

Join supporters of America’s VetDogs for a 50/50, raffles and Chinese auction. This special event will be held in the St. Lawrence Parish School on Main Street in Sayville (formerly called Prince of Peace Regional School.) Tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. Each ticket offers 26 bidding tickets with an opportunity to purchase additional sheets for $2. The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. For reserve your ticket, please contact Cliff Miller/Patricia Summers at 631-563-8413 or at 631-567-9493.

April 22, 2017 – Occupational Therapy Graduate Spring Fling & Alumni Reunion

For the fourth year in a row, students at the University of Scranton have selected America’s VetDogs as a beneficiary of proceeds from their annual spring fling. T.J. Hromisn, a veteran and graduate of the University of Scranton, was blinded as a result of serving our country. He received a service dog from America’s VetDogs a few years ago to assist him with everyday tasks. This dinner event is from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. in the DeNaples Ballroom. For more information and for tickets, please contact Megan McCallister at megan.mcallister@scranton.edu or CLICK HERE.

April 29, 2017 – Petals for Paws

M&C Adventures is hosting a brand new event that is sure to be lots of fun! This event will be held at Baiting Hollow Winery.  A professional florist will instruct participants on flower arranging. Wine tasting with many great raffles will be available too. For information click here.


June 12, 2017 – ASIS New York City Chapter Annual Golf Outing

ASIS New York City Chapter is hosting this golf outing at the Village Club of Sands Point in Sands Point, NY. The cost to hold spots for a foursome on the course is $1,200. Course signage sponsorship cost is $250. Registration opens at 9:00 a.m. with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start.  Dinner only seating is available for $65 per person. There will be plenty of exciting raffles, a 50/50 and a silent auction with plenty of sports memorabilia. To learn more call Mr. Lynn Brown at (516)384-9447 or email lynn@secureaccessds.com

June 17, 2017 – 3rd Annual Fat Boy 5K

Off ‘N Running Tours is hosting this run/walk in Long Beach, California to start from Shoreline Aquatic Park. America’s VetDogs will receive $2 for every registered participant. Participants can also choose to fundraise for America’s VetDogs by asking their family and friends to support their efforts. For more information on participating, please email Cheryl at offnrun@westworld.com.


November 4, 2017 – VeRUS for Veterans 2nd Annual Community Event

More than 1,000 people came out for last year’s fundraiser. This year proceeds will benefit America’s VetDogs! The event is held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds located at 2200 York Road in Timonium, Maryland. For additional information, please contact Krystle@veruspetfoods.com.

Special Promotions

Two Teens and a Dad Bike Ride

A father (John) and his two teenage children (Jennifer & Joel) are travelling from Florida to San Diego on their bicycles. Their goal is to raise funds and awareness for America’s VetDogs. Please consider to donate to their campaign by visiting twoteensandadad.VetDogs.org. You can also email them at 2teensandadad@gmail.com. Thank you for your consideration and support!

VetDogs Dog Treats

America's VetDogs has partnered with Bil-Jac, a nationally known manufacturer of premium dog food and dog treats, to develop the America's VetDogs brand of dog treats.  America's VetDogs Dog Treats are processed using Bil-Jac's proprietary nutrient protection technology. Jim Kelly, one of the founder’s sons, says, "We start with more real fresh chicken, which makes these treats more palatable and very healthy.  They contain no fillers or gluten meals, and have naturally sourced linoleic acid to help support a healthy skin and coat."  To learn more, or to buy some treats, CLICK HERE.

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