To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Incredible Dog Challenge we wanted to celebrate incredible dogs everywhere, we invited dog owners to tell us what makes their dog incredible and for every entry we received, we donated one pound of food to our charity partner, America’s VetDogs. We’re proud to announce we were able to donate 15,015 lbs!
Aura is not an incredible athlete, but she is an incredible service dog. In fact, she acts as her owner’s ears after she lost most of her hearing due to an explosion while serving in Afghanistan in 2005.
“Aura hears everything for me now. She is remarkable. She allows me to hike without fear, go to stores and live a normal life. She has changed everything for me. I now enjoy the freedom that I had lost due to injuries, freedom that is so very precious to me. I received Aura, free of cost, from America’s VetDogs and the Veteran Administration covers her vet bills because they losing my hearing is like losing a limb.”
Our 20th anniversary celebration comes to a close aboard the USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA on November. 7th. Catch the broadcast of this exciting event featuring elite canine athletes and brave military dogs. Check our channel finder for more information.
Since 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained and placed guide and service dogs to provide independence, enhanced mobility, and companionship to veterans with disabilities from all eras. In 2015, VetDogs opened its programs to first responders, including fire, police and emergency medical personnel.
For 20 years, we’ve been giving incredible canine athletes the stage to showcase their amazing athletic abilities. Tune in to NBC to see the exciting races, weaves, catches, fetches, jumps and splashes of the Incredible Dog Challenge Finals on January 28, 2018.
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