Sponsors of Ridgefield, CT Chapter


A huge thank you to our sponsors! Without your support our chapter wouldn't be possible.

Support Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield

Pets for Vets is thrilled to serve Veterans in your area. If you would like to become a supporter of Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield and for your organization’s name, logo, seal or information to appear on this page, please contact sponsors@petsforvets.com.


Joy Food

“Moose has impacted my life in many ways. My focus is no longer on me
and my memories. I have started to enjoy going to the park with Moose
to get him exercise. It’s giving me something to look forward to everyday.”

By connecting our nation’s military Veterans with
rescued animals, Pets for Vets® helps create second
chances and new beginnings. For the month of
November, Joy Food is honored to donate to
Pets for Vets® Roar-Ct Chapter to help keep these
essential animals happy and healthy to better
serve their owners in need.


IDEXX Laboratories

IDEXX Laboratories is an international company that provides diagnostic products and services to veterinary practices, including state-of-the-art pet-side tests and bench-top laboratory systems, reference laboratory and consulting services, as well as digital radiography and practice management systems. IDEXX strives to create exceptional long-term value for communities by enhancing the health and wellbeing of pets, people, and livestock.

Thank you to IDEXX Laboratories for providing free blood work and laboratory services for all of our Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield Veterans, and for your generous donation of $1,000. Our Veterans and furry friends so appreciate your support!


Play for Purpose

Play for Purpose is a continuous hockey game at Winter Garden Ice Arena in Ridgefield, CT, that raises money and awareness for multiple charities. This 72-hour non-stop game included 180 hockey players—men and women from 16 to 75 years old—who were divided into eight teams and played three-hour long games around the clock.

Play for Purpose was a tremendous success and not only raised awareness of Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield but also raised $8,836.18 to help our Veterans and shelter animals!

We are so fortunate to receive tremendous support from our community. Thank you to all of the hockey players and participants who truly made a difference for our Veterans and shelter animals.

In photo:

Standing from left to right: Scott Linke and Ken Peters (Play for Purpose board members).

Sitting from left to right: Mary Jo Duffy (Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield Head Trainer), Allyson Dotson (ROAR Shelter Director) with Sammy (now a Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield companion dog), and Didi Tulloch (Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield Chapter Director).


Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers

The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is a Veteran Service Organization chartered by the U.S. Congress and made up of mothers who currently have or have had children serving our country in the military. The Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers-CT Chapter 3 formed in Connecticut to honor and serve our troops, our Veterans and mothers and families of our military service men and women and to promote patriotism here at home.

We are grateful for the generous donation of $500 from the Middlesex County Blue Star Mothers CT-3 that will help us support Veterans in our community.


Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

On October 2, 2016, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 31-1 and 31-1A traveled to Ridgefield, CT to present Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield with a donation of $2,000. Allyson Dotson (Shelter Director of ROAR) and Didi Tulloch (Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield Chapter Director) gave the Combat Veterans and auxiliary members a tour of ROAR’s facility and introduced them to our dogs and cats who are available for adoption.

Veteran Russ Albrycht and his companion dog, Tink (one of our first Veteran-pet matches through Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield), were present and showed their wonderful connection. Russ also shared his positive companion dog experiences with Tink.

We are so appreciative of Auxiliary State Representative Marilyn “Kodak” Mull for choosing our organization to receive this incredibly generous donation. We were humbled and so proud to show off our shelter to this amazing group of people who have given so much and continue to give so much to our Veterans.

Please visit their website to learn more about this incredible organization.


Liz Hardersen & AT&T

Thank you to Liz Hardersen for nominating Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield for AT&T’s ACE (Award for Community Excellence), an award given annually to a charity nominated by an AT&T ACE community forum leader. After all the forum leaders had voted on the nominated charities, our organization was selected to be one of AT&T’s beneficiaries this year!  

Liz said, "This was my first opportunity to nominate a charity for a donation. I feel strongly about animal rescue and supporting current and former service people. Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield is the perfect combination as it serves the needs of Veterans and gives a dog a great purpose. I am thrilled such a worthy charity was chosen!”

 Thank you, Liz and AT&T!


Stand for the Troops

Eilhys England (pictured) is the Founder and CEO of Stand for the Troops, an organization she and her husband, the late Colonel David H. Hackworth, established. The late Colonel, “America’s most decorated soldier since the Civil War,” dedicated his life to the safety of his troops and the organization continues his work by ensuring that America’s frontline get the best personal combat gear as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment when they return home.

Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield was honored to accept $2,630 from Stand for the Troops at the Elks Lodge in Stamford on June 25, 2016, and thrilled to be able to work together to help our returning Veterans by matching them with a companion animal.


The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation

Our thanks to the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation for an incredibly generous donation.


The American Wedding Guide

Not only was Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield the featured charity in the July 2015 issue of The American Wedding Guide, but the publication also presented us with a generous donation! Linda Piddington, The American Wedding Guide’s Publisher/Owner, presented Didi Tulloch, Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield Chapter Director with a check outside ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue).


Ridgefield Pet

Ridgefield Pet is a proud supporter of Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield. This company sells us any and all items needed for our Veterans’ companion dogs at their cost.

We are so appreciative of their support. Thank you for helping us thank our Veterans for all they have done.


Blue Buffalo

Our thanks to Blue Buffalo for their generous donation and support.


The Petfinder Foundation

Through Fox’s Cause for Paws Grant, the Petfinder Foundation donated $7,000 to Pets for Vets ROAR Ridgefield. These funds will be used to offset the cost of medical and long term care for our dogs.

We are so appreciative of this generous grant and thank the Petfinder Foundation for helping to keep our animals healthy for our Veterans.


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