Posted on March 4, 2021

Join the entire Puppy Jake Foundation family at the 9th annual major fund raising reception on Wednesday, May 19th.  The fun begins at 6pm at Smash Park,  625 Coachlight Drive in West Des Moines.  (The Sticks Buidling has been sold however they are participating and designing items this year as usual.)  As in years past, we hope that Simon Conway will broadcast his show live from the event!  

Smash Park offers fun and games, including an arcade.  Bring your friends for a special evening.  All proceeds support Puppy Jake Founcation.  Tickets are $100/couple.  Donate online on this site and put "Annual Reception 2020" in the 'honor' line!



Posted on December 1, 2020

Puppy Jake Foundation provides service dogs to perform tasks and provide companionship for American veterans with disabilities, all at no cost to the veterans or their families.

The estimated cost of each service dog, from birth to placement, is between $18,000 and $20,000. The expenses of a Puppy Jake service dog range from: 

  • Purchase of purebred puppy - $1,500
  • Veterinary care for a year - $1,500
  • Training for a year - $10,000
  • One year of food - $576
  • Crate - $75
  • One month of food - $48
  • Training vest, backpack and bandana - $80
  • Collar & leash - $30

Each donation matters. Show your support by giving what you can and help a veteran who gave so much for our country. You can also make a donation to honor a loved one – whether it’s a friend, family member or fallen soldier.

Let the season begin and thank you for your support!


Posted on July 16, 2020

It's LIVE!

The annual PJF auction is up and running from now until midnight on July 26th!  Please click on this link and support Puppy Jake's mission of providing  service dogs to wounded Veterans (and you get a great deal for yourself!).


Posted on February 12, 2020

It is with great pleasure that I share with you that in July 2019, Puppy Jake Foundation achieved accreditation from Assistance Dogs International (ADI).   ADI is an international organization that sets standards in all aspects of an assistance dog organization.    PJF began the process in 2014 – and yes, it took five years to obtain accreditation. When Puppy Jake completed the rigorous process and met the high standards set by ADI, there are only 73 organizations in the United States to have achieved accreditation.  Having received accreditation, the Veterans we serve will now have additional benefits at the VA.  Hats off to the entire PJF team for reaching this tremendous level of excellence.A very important milestone was acheived by Puppy Jake Foundation in July  2019. 

Posted on July 29, 2018


Jethro's BBQ has partnered with the great folks at "The Woody Show" - radio show broadcast nationally and 106.3- to support Puppy Jake Foundation.  For every "WoodyWich" sandwich that is ordered, Jethros will donate $2 to PJF.  The special promotion ends on August 31st--so PLEASE get to your closest Jethro's and try this sandwich!  The sandwich is smoked pork and beef, Jethro's secret BBQ sauce, pepper jack cheese, cripsy onions ALL on top of a 1/4 pound hand breaded pork tenderloin.    Puppy Jake and DJ admired the sandwich and the rest of the team was able to eat it!  Trust us--it's awesome.    #ALLIN  

Puppy Jake Dog DJ with the "Woodywich"
Foster Jamie with the "Woodywich"
ALT 160.3 DJ Alex Mac and Puppy Jake dog Jake with the "Woodywich"



Posted on April 27, 2018

Puppy Jake Foundation is honored and grateful for the support of Jethro's at all locations!  Jethro's has partnered with "Round it Up America" to offer customers the opportunity to round up their check to support PJF!  This wonderful project has begun and will continue indefinately.

Look for PJF foster families and service dogs in training at all Jethro's as they stop in to thank customers and answer questions about the mission to provide professionally trained service dogs to wounded Veterans.

And here is a picture of JETHRO, service dog in training!

Posted on February 19, 2018

Join PJF to learn about program to help wounded Veterans!


Posted on May 5, 2017
With great thanks to HyVee and Purina, Puppy Jake is pleased to share that from May 10-May 23, 10% of proceeds from the purchase of Purina Beyond Pet Food will suppport PJF.  Purina and HyVee EACH will match up to $10,000 in food coupons for PJF pups.
Puppy Jake Foundation service dogs in training and foster families will be at select stores on weekends to share the mission of providing professionally training service dogs to wounded combat Veterans.



Posted on February 24, 2017

Puppy Jake Foundation is proud of the accomplishments of 2016.  Please open the 2016 Annual Report under Financial Information.



Posted on January 29, 2017

Puppy Jake Foundation has been asked to be a part of Younker's Community Days Coupon Book event. PJF is selling the coupon books in store and online until Febuary 22nd. Use the link below, directly to the Puppy Jake page where you can purchase a $5 coupon book.  The book will be mailed to you.  THANKS