America's Vet Dogs

Community Fundraising

Sponsorship Opportunities


 Team Sponsorship

The approximate cost to breed, train, and place a specially trained assistance dog, combined with the training, transportation and housing of the team, and a lifetime of aftercare support is in excess of $60,000 per team (team = graduate and his/her guide/service dog).  However, all of our services and equipment are provided FREE of charge to our servicemen and women.  A team sponsor receives an official team photo, biography and a certificate of recognition. In addition, a team sponsor will have the opportunity to meet the team and attend the “Celebration Sunday” graduation that takes place on campus at the end of each class. A gift of $50,000 is acknowledged for a team sponsorship.  A team sponsor will also be listed in our Annual Report.

 Kennel Run Sponsorship

A kennel run sponsorship includes a personalized plaque that will hang on the front gate of a kennel run in our training center. It is a permanent fixture that will be viewed by all who tour our campus every year. The kennel sponsor will be invited to an unveiling ceremony – which is a perfect photo opportunity. A gift of a kennel run sponsorship is $10,000 and can be in honor of an individual, group or organization. A kennel run sponsor will also be listed in our Annual Report.


 Dog Sponsorship

A dog sponsorship is for an assistance dog about to graduate on class. A dog sponsor will receive a certificate of recognition with a photo of the dog. The sponsor will also be invited to the “Celebration Sunday” graduation to meet the service dog and it's new veteran handler. This contribution is $6,000 and helps to cover a portion of the costs associated with breeding, puppy raising and veterinary care. 

 "Name a puppy" Sponsorship

A puppy sponsor can name a puppy that will be raised by an inmate in our Prison Puppy Program. A puppy sponsor will receive a photo and certificate of the puppy once it’s been assigned a name. The sponsor will also receive periodic updates on how the puppy is progressing in the program and will be invited to the "Celebration Sunday" graduation should the dog be scheduled to graduate from the program. This contribution is $6,000 and helps to cover a portion of the costs associated with breeding, puppy raising and veterinary care.  A dog sponsor will be listed in our Annual Report. We cannot offer a replacement for any puppies that are “career changed” out of the program. Medical and/or behavioral issues can prevent a dog from graduating on class.

 Noble Animal Friend

Honor your beloved pup with a brick on our pet pathway. A donor will receive a special certificate as well as an 8"×4" brick to be permanently placed on our pathway. A gift of $1,000 is required for this sponsorship opportunity.  

Thank you for choosing America’s VetDogs as the charity of choice for your Community Fundraising event.  We depend on partners who share our mission to help those who have served our country honorably live with dignity and independence. To assist you with your efforts, please review our Fundraising Guidelines.

Once a date and location have been confirmed, please fill out and return the following event information form

Whether you're raising donations online, donating sales proceeds from your business, or planning a special event, we've provided a fundraising toolkit to help you succeed. Explore these tools to tell the story of your fundraiser and our program, get fundraising ideas, organize events and collect donations. From beginning to end, we are here to support your efforts. CLICK HERE to get started.

More supporters are choosing to fundraise online, if you would like to create a custom online fundraising page, please click on Fundraise Now button below.  For more information or questions on fundraising in your community, please contact Jaime McGrade at or (631) 930-9054.  

About America's VetDogs

Since 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained and placed over 400 guide, service, hearing and PTSD 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 of fire, police, and emergency medical personnel.  America's VetDogs is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded by the Guide Dog Foundation that 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 was the second assistance dog school in the United States to be accredited by both the International Guide Dog Federation and Assistance Dogs International. 

To learn more about America's VetDogs and its services and programs, visit

America’s VetDogs values its partnership with you! Let us know if you need the following:


 A letter in support of your event to show it has been approved by a member of the VetDogs team

 Printed materials, banners, photos, video etc.

 Thank you letter to a major sponsor

 A representative or a member of the VetDogs team to attend an event

 Guidance on the planning of an event you host