PA VetPets
Service - Charity

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we help veterans with ptsd 

  • adopt rescue dogs for emotional support

  • adopt pups for training ​

  • stick with them as they navigate their way through obedience, therapy, and service dog training.

  • Volunteer (if capable) to help feel connected to their community and other Veterans. 


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

-Capt Thurston McClain

We need your help to get them through training

Join our campaign by donating $22/month on our donate page.

by Venmo: @PA-VetPets

by Paypal:


or by mail:

VetPets - I Want To Help 

P.O. Box 79

Washington, PA 15301


Sponsored by Jim Shorkey Jr., Rusty Gold Brewing, Nicole Malesic Real Estate, Capital Closings LLC, All Ways Safe Flagging, Quality Quick Printing, and Passionate Donors like you. 

Founded with our former military men and women in mind

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While fees we cover vary, the following is a good guideline of services your donations can cover:

  • Rescue Dog Adoptions   $300

  • Special Dog Adoptions   $2000

  • Medical up to                   $2000

  • Dog Training up to          $4000

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 turn veterans in need of mental health services toward professional care.

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.

Who We Are: Pa VetPets was founded by a veteran and dog foster mom after seeing how helping a local animal rescue eased PTSD. 

What We Do: Simple, we find creative ways to raise money and awareness for local and national heroes. 
   We then direct those funds toward services that help.

Our Mission: Assist Veterans with PTSD through PTSD awareness events and fundraising. We aim to save as many rescued dogs as possible through partnerships, donations, and online fundraising events.

  • We cover the cost of dog adoptions

  • We assist in covering minor medical bills.

  • We assist in covering portions of obedience and some portions of advanced training.


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Wade and Kooper appreciate your support!

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

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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. 

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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. 


Never Hesitate To Seek Help

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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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