Amazin’ Mets Foundation partners with America’s VetDogs to breed future service dog

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The Amazin’ Mets Foundation (AMF), the philanthropic arm of the New York Mets, is pleased to sponsor a future service dog in partnership with America’s VetDogs, a national non-profit organization based in New York City that provides service dogs. specially trained assistance to veterans and first responders. disabled, to nominate and co-raise a future service dog.

The AMF Puppy is an adorable 11 week old male Labrador Retriever, who will undergo basic training and socialization with AMF staff, players and New York Mets fans over the next 16-18 months. The pup will have a home in the Met’s front office, attend community events and select home games at Citi Field to expose him to various environments that will help him grow into a confident and calm future service dog. Fans can follow the pup on Instagram at @MetsVetDog to keep up to date with his training and local appearances.

Fans will have the chance to help name the team’s new pup by voting on his name via the @Mets Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages. Voting will take place March 21-22 and the winner will be announced the following day, March 23.

“We are very pleased to sponsor our first future service dog with America’s VetDogs,” said Alex Cohen, Chairman of AMF. “We hope this AMF pup will raise awareness for an organization that provides renewed independence for veterans and first responders, as well as create fun and interactive opportunities for our fans.”

“America’s VetDogs is thrilled to partner with the Amazin’ Mets Foundation to co-raise the team and the league’s first future service dog,” said John Miller, President and CEO of America’s VetDogs. . “The Amazin’ Mets Foundation’s passion for supporting our nation’s heroes aligns with our mission to provide trained service dogs to veterans and first responders with disabilities. This opportunity provides a unique environment in which the puppy can grow and thrive. A well-socialized puppy will have fewer adjustments to make when returning to VetDogs for advanced service dog training. When the time comes, this confidence will help a person with a disability overcome any challenges they may face as a team.

It costs over $50,000 to raise, breed, train and place a service dog; however, all VetDogs services are provided free of charge to the individual. Funding comes from the generosity of individuals, corporations, and service and fellowship clubs.

To learn more about US VetDogs and ways to get involved, visit VetDogs.org.

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