Virtual Pups4Patriots® 5K

August 31st to September 7th

Save a life on both ends of the leash.

For some veterans, coming home as a civilian is only the beginning of another daunting battle.

American Humane's Pups4Patriots® program is committed to providing support to veterans suffering from the invisible wounds of war, while also giving dogs in need of a forever home a second chance at life.

Register to walk or run in our inaugural Pups4Patriots® 5K and help raise funds to train service dogs, free of cost, for veterans diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Get Started

Sign up as an individual, or as a team with your friends, family or coworkers.

Create your fundraising page and set your goals.

Gain Momentum

Kick off your campaign by making a personal donation and sharing your fundraising page with family and friends.

Invite everyone you know to support your efforts to improve and save lives of more veterans and animals in need of forever homes.

Make it Count

Choose your route, set your pace and bring your own pup along!

Complete your Pups4Patriots® 5K between August 31st and September 7th and log your miles directly on your fundraising page or by connecting to Strava.

Post updates and photos to your fundraising page and on social using the hashtag #P4P5K

American Humane’s inaugural Pups4Patriots 5K will raise funds to train shelter and rescue dogs as service dogs, free of cost, for veterans diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.

For many veterans, transitioning to civilian life can be a challenge, often exacerbated by the lingering traumas of service. A growing body of peer-reviewed evidence, supported by ample anecdotes, suggests that service dogs can help veterans with PTS or TBI to live healthier, happier lives.

There are many obstacles standing in the way of veterans in need of service dogs, however, including long waiting lists and exorbitant costs, reaching upwards of $30,000 per service dog. Through its inaugural, virtual 5K, American Humane, at no cost to veterans, will identify dogs in need of forever homes who are good candidates for service dog training and pair them with veterans in need, literally saving lives on both ends of the leash.

Meet the Participants

Pups4Patriots® 5K Champions




How to Log Activity

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Connect Strava

Once you've setup a Strava account, make sure you've logged in to your fundraising page first then ...

  1. Go to Edit Page
  2. Select Fitness
  3. Click the Connect Strava button

If you don't want to use Strava, you can use the Log Fitness button on your page activity feed to track your distance.

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