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

Participants in the 2015 LI Run and Dog Walk.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.

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VetDogs Hosted Events

5th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk – Saturday, July 27, 2019

The 5th Annual Long Island Run & Dog Walk will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, NY.  The 5K course will be officially measured.  Dogs are welcome for those who wish to do the 5K or take a leisurely 2-mile walk with their four-legged friends.  Virtual participation is available.  Help America’s VetDogs make a difference in the lives of veterans with disabilities by joining us on this run and walk, or by becoming a sponsor for this exciting event.  
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10th Annual Golf Classic – Monday, August 26, 2019

America’s VetDogs is pleased to announce its 8th Annual VetDogs Golf Classic to be held Monday, August 26, at the Huntington Country Club in Huntington, NY. This event assists in deferring costs to train and place these special dogs that help veterans return to a life of pride and independence. The shotgun start begins at 11 a.m., and the match features several hole-in-one prizes.  The post-tournament cocktail hour is followed by dinner and a live auction and raffles. Foursomes and dinner and sponsorship opportunities are available, but will sell-out fast.
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Community Fundraising Events


August 9, 2019 (Friday) – BLUE POINT BREWING COMPANY

America’s VetDogs will have presence again in 2019 at the Blue Point Brewing Company’s new location. Mark your calendar to visit the Blue Point Brewing Company to hear some music and purchase some food and beverages. For every pint sold, they will contribute a $1 to America’s VetDogs. The address to Blue Point Brewing Company is 225 W Main Street in Patchogue, NY.  The America’s VetDogs table will be there from 4 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Stop by if your schedule allows!


September 7, 2019 – A Salute to Soldiers – Agawam, MA

This is the 2nd Annual Fundraiser hosted by Jack Chamberland in partnership with BarRated Trivia. This year’s fundraiser is a trivia game! The event will be held at the Polish American Club of Agawam and will begin at 5:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available for sale on Eventbrite for $25 – just type in "A Salute to Soldiers". Bring your smartest friends to compete for the grand prize, as you answer 25 questions on subjects that could range anywhere from science to history to pop culture. There will also be a customized VetDogs round and a music round where you could be asked to name the singer, the song title, etc. Every team will leave with a prize. Food will be served at 5:45 p.m. with trivia to start at 6:30 p.m. Don’t be late, as you won’t want to miss out on all the fun! There will be a BBQ buffet, raffle prizes, live music by C.A. Jones, and of course pups in training from the VetDogs organization! A graduate from the America’s VetDogs program may also be in attendance.

September 13, 2019 – Troops Golf Classic– Riverhead, NY

Join Thanks Troops at the Woods Cherry Creek Golf Club this fall. Proceeds for this year’s tournament will benefit America’s VetDogs, Folds of Honor, Navy SEAL Museum and the Marine Corps League. The price for an individual player is $195 and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will be vendors, contests and beverages on the course. This event always sell out. If you are interested in participating, please contact Bill Gilkes, USMCR, at 727-799-2397. Download event brochure 

September 13, 2019 (Friday) – 6th Annual Divots for Service Dogs

Made possible by the Prison Pup Benevolent Association Company, this golf outing will support both America’s VetDogs and NEADS. The tournament will take place at the Highfields Country Club in Grafton, MA. If you are interested in becoming a tournament sponsor or reserving your spot on the course, please contact Laura Galvani via email.

September 20-22, 2019 – 4th Annual Jeremy Feder All-Star Charity Baseball Tournament - Oceanside, NY

Oceanside Little League and the Feder family will be hosting this baseball tournament for kids ages 8 -10 years old with all proceeds to benefit America’s VetDogs. Opening Ceremony starts on Friday night at Wrights Field in Oceanside, NY with the games to follow. Additional games to be held Saturday and Sunday.  Food and great raffle prizes will be will be sold starting at 6:30 pm on Friday, September 20th at Wrights Field located at 264 Mott St. in Oceanside.  To date, Jeremy has raised more than $16,000 for America’s VetDogs.  Registration will soon be available. For information, please contact Laura Koss-Feder at 516-678-4641 or via email. *Rain date is October 4-6, 2019.

September 23, 2019 - 15th Annual Culinary Delights Fundraiser at Carltun on the Park – East Meadow, NY

For the sixth year in a row, the East Meadow Chamber of Commerce selected America’s VetDogs as one of the charities to benefit from their very successful annual fundraiser to be held on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Many restaurants from the local community go to this event to showcase their food specialty for the enjoyment of all registered participants. During the evening there will be raffles, food, fun and more! Tickets are $60 and if, you select America’s VetDogs on the back of your ticket, 50 percent of your paid ticket will go to the Foundation. Information on how to purchase a ticket can be found here.

September 24, 2019 – Dix Hills Golf League’s Annual Outing – Huntington, New York

Do you play golf?  Purchase a ticket to play in this special outing – ladies only.  Lunch and raffles to follow at a restaurant nearby the golf course.  All proceeds to benefit America’s VetDogs!  For additional information, email Susan.


October 5, 2019 – Barking to the Beat – Brentwood, New York

NY Wired & Friends Entertainment USA are hosting this event with proceeds to benefit America’s VetDogs. Come listen to songs from Journey, Chicago and Blood Sweat & Tears. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and is located at Van Nostrand Theater at the campus at Suffolk Community College. Prices are $40 or $45. To order tickets, call 1-800-699-4733.


Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Laffey International is pleased to announce a new relationship with the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs or 2019. 

For all supporters, employees and volunteers of The Guide Dog Foundation and/or America’s VetDogs  who select BHHS Laffey International for their real estate needs, BHHS Laffey International will donate 20 percent of any real estate transaction commission, whether you buy, sell or rent, to the Guide Dog Foundation or America’s VetDogs. 

For more information please contact BHHS Laffey International Licensed RE Salesperson, Guide Dog Foundation Volunteer and Puppy Raiser Jimmy Tubbs at 516-384-0832.

Special Thanks

Last fiscal year, the following individuals, service clubs, and corporations have hosted fundraisers raising $10,000 or more on behalf of America’s VetDogs.  We are grateful for their efforts to support veterans and first responders with disabilities.

Friends of America’s VetDogs

Matthew Redlein


Empire Galaxie Car Club