On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, you can help America's Vet Dogs provide guide dogs and assistance dogs to disabled veterans. It's FREE, just tweet #thankavet and the HISTORY Channel will donate $1 to America's Vet Dogs for each tweet! This is such a great fundraiser, as America's Vet Dogs is a non-profit organization and receives no government funding, though they provide service, guide and therapy dogs to veterans and active duty personnel.
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A few months ago we met 2 veterans and their dogs at a presentation, and the bond between the dogs and the veterans was amazing to see in person. One of the dogs would put his paw on his person's foot or lean against him every few minutes to give him support. The dogs were so happy to go everywhere with their people, we could hear their tails thumping across the room! I think all of us teared up while hearing the veterans describe their experiences and the difference the dogs made in their lives.
America's Vet Dogs works in partnership with The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, and has opportunities to volunteer to raise puppies for the program in the states on the attached list. The Foundation provides vet care and supplies, including a crate, and any expense the puppy raiser incurs, such as food, is tax deductible if receipts are saved. Please help this great organization by tweeting #thankavet on Sunday, November 11!