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

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

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

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

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


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 1, 2017 – VetDogs & GM Night with the Georgia Swarm

The Georgia Swarm, a professional lacrosse team, is hosting Military Appreciation Night on Saturday, April 1. GM has arranged special reserve seating, with a unique opportunity to meet some of the players prior to the game. Tickets are $40 for sideline seats and $31.75 for end-zone seats. The Swarm will donate a portion of all tickets bought with the VetDogs promo code AVDSFS to Shootout for Soldiers, which supports America’s VetDogs.  CLICK HERE to get your tickets for this exciting match between the Swarm and their rivals, the Colorado Mammoth. 

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 4, 2017  – Bike Boat Bike

The Suffolk Bicycle Riders Association is hosting this ride and are seeking donations to sponsor a service dog that will go through the prison program curriculum for a better chance at serving a veteran. To learn more, or to register CLICK HERE. For additional information, please contact Brenda Meyer at 631-245-2833.

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 visit the race site, or email Cheryl at offnrun@westworld.com.


July 29, 2017 – Breakfast at the Brewery

Blue Point Brewery presents a bicycle ride and pancake breakfast. Bicycle Shows U.S. created this 66-mile tour from Manhattan to the brewery with rest stops along the way. The fee to participate is $100 which includes a pancake breakfast. Just want to have breakfast and beer? Pancakes and beer will be served from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and the cost to have pancakes/beer only is $10. A $5 donation will be donated to America’s VetDogs for every paid participant. Blue Point Brewery is located at 161 River Avenue in Patchogue, NY. To register contact Glen at Glen@bicycleshows.us or call him at 845-202-0339.


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

Raise a glass and help pair a pup with a veteran this summer”
In support of our troops, Motto and Columbia Crest wines will donate $2 for every bottle of wine purchased, up to $7500 in 2017.  The promotion will be running at Meijer: https://www.meijer.com/ ,  https://www.columbiacrest.com/  or https://www.mottowines.com/               

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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