A Veteran Operated Nonprofit

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we help veterans & First Responders with ptsd...  

  • by raising money to cover rescue dog adoptions

  • by raising money for Camp Hope Recovery

  • by raising money to assist with service dog training​

  • by directing them to professional care and services that will aid in their recovery.

  • by partnering with The Washington County Suicide Task Force to improve areas of opportunity. 

  • by 1on1 emotional support, calls, visits.

  • by visiting veteran and nursing homes with pups and care packages.

  • by having amazing events for them to volunteer and feel connected to community.


We want to give back to the community and the best way to do this is through you.

-Capt Thurston McClain

Now excepting $100 Police Department Sponsorships for our Sponsored Retired Policer. You will get a donor letter back to frame.

by Venmo: @PA-VetPets

by Paypal: pa.vetpets@gmail.com

or by mail:

VetPets - 'Team Rugby'

P.O. Box 79

Washington, PA 15301

Now excepting $250 Sponsorships for our 2cd Annual Veteran Fundraising Gala. You will get a donor letter back to frame.

by Venmo: @PA-VetPets

by Paypal: pa.vetpets@gmail.com

or by mail:

VetPets - '2023 Galla'

P.O. Box 79

Washington, PA 15301

Founded with our former military men and women in mind

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Sponsored Recently by

The Pittsburgh Pirates

Jim Shorkey Jr. 

Rusty Gold Brewing 

The Washington Wild Things


Southern Yank BBQ

Nicole Malesic Real Estate 

Capital Closings LLC

All Ways Safe Flagging

Quality Quick Printing

One Hope Wine

Ace Sporting Goods

The Claysville American Legion

The U.S. Army and NavyRecruiting Office

and Passionate Donors like you. 

We are a 100 percent volunteer group. Approximately 80% of the money we raise goes toward the following.

  • Rescue Dog Adoptions   $300

  • Special Dog Adoptions   $2,000

  • Medical up to                   $1,000

  • Veteran Utility Bill            $2,500

  • Dog Training up to           $3,600

  • Event Creation to multiply Fundraising for the above.       

We do not guarantee any of our sponsored dogs will become a service dog after training activities. We are a fundraising nonprofit that assists heroes along their various phases of recovery by helping them bond with their rescue or non-rescued dog. 

We Partner with Von Bahneman K9 Training to help a veteran get through the 120 hours of training per that program. 

We Partner with affiliate veteran services to assist people in need of mental health services toward professional care and counseling.

We sponsor 1 Police Canine Team per year.

Disclaimer: We cannot and will not sponsor everyone and our primary goal is to help find rescue dogs a furever home with a veteran that is willing to train with it.


As of July 1st 2022,

  • you must be seeing a professional counselor to qualify for our assistance program. 

  • You must volunteer a minimum of 3 hours per quarter to remain in our assistance program.  

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looking to adopt a rescue dog,or put your rescue dog in training?

Email Us  today

Email: pa.vetpets@gmail.com

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PTSD Awareness and fundraising 

PTSD in Military Veterans affects not only the veteran, but the veteran's family and his or her community. For too many of our returning service men and women there are often unseen battles still going on within the minds of those that suffer from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. 


National Suicide Prevention Line
SMS: 988

Start feeling better today by understanding how to readjust to life outside of the military. If you are always on alert, lacking sleep, always at the point of panicking or snapping out, or you might often feel numb and cut off emotionally from the things that used to drive meaningful connections in your life, and if you feel broken and unrepairable.

If so, seek help. 

There are many services available that can aid you on your way to coping better. Here are some great sources;

  • Department of Veterans Affairs

The Department of Veterans Affairs has a vast system of ways to aid veterans with PTSD. 

  • VA Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 Press 1

  • National Center For PTSD 877-WAR-VETS

The National Center For PTSD aims to help veterans through research, education and social welfare. They have persons standing by with fact sheets and videos to answer your questions on PTSD and related issues. 

  • PTSD Foundation of America  Veteran Line: 877-717-PTSD  Office:832-912-4429. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to mentoring Veterans with PTSD. They aim to work with Veterans and their families. 

  • Home Base Program-Clinical Intensive Care Program 617-724-5202

Home Base has the country's first two week Intensive Clinical Program to treat Veterans and families who are struggling with PTSD and or other issues that are quite often invisible. They offer a holistic and innovative approach to treatment. They began opening up treatment to Vietnam War Veterans in July 2017.

  • Lone Survivor Foundation 832-581-3592

Lone Survivor aims to provide exceptional therapeutic, outdoor, and unique opportunities for recovery. 

  • USA Cares: Combat Injured Program 800-773-0387

USA Cares provides financial support for Veterans undergoing extended treatment for PTSD. 


Help Is Available.

Speak With Someone Today

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Special thanks to All Ways Safe Flagging for Continued Support 


Pa VetPets partners with local organizations to help cover the cost of animal adoption fees and training associated with transition from being rescued to being connected with one of our Veterans in need of a companion. We will offer broader ways to register for other forms of information and support for veterans as funding becomes more readily available. Our mission is to alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and PTSD through animal adoptions, community action, and volunteerism. 



Contact us for more information on volunteering, making larger donations, and or being one of our listed sponsors for upcoming events. We usually return your inquiry in 24hours. 

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