Puppy Jake Foundation Receives 100K From Donald Trump

January 31st, 2016 • iizthatiiz

Donald Trump awards $100,000 to the Puppy Jake Foundation


The first proceeds from Donald Trump’s ‘Special Event For Veterans’ was dispersed to the Puppy Jake Foundation. The Iowa based charity raises service dogs for veterans with mobility issues and post traumatic stress disorder.

photo courtesy the Puppy Jake Foundation
photo courtesy the Puppy Jake Foundation


Trump’s ‘Special Event For Veterans’ was held in Des Moines, simultaneously against a debate hosted by Fox News in the aftermath of a dispute with Fox News that caused Trump to withdraw from the Republican debate.

The hastily organized event raised over $6 million dollars for veterans charities. Trump has designated 22 different charities that will receive benefits. Puppy Jake was the first recipient and received an initial donation of $100,000 dollars.


Donald Trump presents a check to the Puppy Jake Foundation:



About The Puppy Jake Foundation

We select, train and place our service dogs with brave wounded warriors. Puppy Jake Foundation also provides resources for the advocacy, awareness and acceptability in public for those that require the assistance of a service dog.

Our Mission: To improve the physical and emotional well-being of wounded military veterans through well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs.

Our Vision: To be the leading non-profit organization in placing service dogs to assist wounded military veterans by:

  • Selecting healthy and outstanding dogs
  • Conducting an intensive training and socialization program
  • Placing dogs with combat wounded veterans
  • Following up to ensure success of both the dog and veteran team

Through these efforts, we seek to enhance the quality of life for wounded military veterans and by expanding and sharing knowledge, to advance the understanding of issues facing wounded veterans as well as service dogs.(Puppy Jake Foundation)


Iowa’s WHO-TV reports on the importance of this donation:


Puppy Jake made national headlines in August of 2014 when the family of Sarah Palin received Jill Hadassah, a service dog trained by the Puppy Jake Foundation specifically to be a companion to Todd and Sarah’s son. Trig Palin was born with Down Syndrome.


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Trig Palin - Jill Hadassah
Jill Hadassah and Trig Palin




Puppy Jake - pup with soldier




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