Founded 12.20.20
EIN: 85-4223366

A 501(c)(3) Veteran Operated Nonprofit, Operating as PA VetPets

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

-Capt Thurston McClain

We Are The Difference

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We are a 501(C)(3) nonprofit that raises funds and awareness for the prevention of Veteran Suicide through dog adoptions, small non-judgmental wellness groups, and support in hands-on dog training and we need your support now more than ever. Each day 22 Veterans take their own lives. With your support we will help those on waiting lists improve their wellness today!

We believe that the bond between dog and owner can never be replaced by just simply handed someone a dog. Instead, we offer assistance through the 120 hours needed to get a dog through the various levels of canine training. 


Now excepting your 'In Memory' Donations for 2023. You will get a donor letter back for your records.

by Venmo: @PA-VetPets

by Paypal:

or by mail:

VetPets - 'In Memory'

P.O. Box 79

Washington, PA 15301


We are a small diverse group lead by Combat Veterans in support of Combat Veterans and First Responders that suffer PTSD from work-related trauma. Your donations stay local and never end up as a paycheck for some high -level executive. Monies are applied to the areas listed below.

  • Rescue Dog Adoptions   

  • Service Dog Assistance   

  • Veteran Utility Bill as they recover in PTSD programs    

  • Dog Training    

  • Wellness Groups for service dog owners

  • Event Creation to multiply Fundraising for the above.     

(Going forward, each sponsor must agree to complete wellness activities to assist in their recovery, and volunteer.  


Recent Success Stories Sponsored by...

Von Bahneman K9 Training
The Pittsburgh Pirates
Trinity High School Auxiliary
Nicole Malesic Real Estate
Realty One Group Gold Standard
South Franklin Fire Department 

Jim Shorkey Jr. 

Rusty Gold Brewing 

The Washington Wild Things
Southern Yank BBQ

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. 


National Suicide Prevention Line
SMS: 988

Glory says, "You are never alone.

Help Is Available."

"Speak With Someone Today"

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Please use these OTHER RESOURCES
to assist in your wellness recovery


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, if you feel broken and unrepairable...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. 


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Special thanks to All Ways Safe Flagging, Crazy Horse Coffee, Grande Jr. Pizza, Capital Closings LLC, and Nicole Malesic Real Estate for Continued Support! (Click on each logo or image for more information about their services)

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