Press Release

Planet Dog to Host Inaugural Planet Dog Ball

WHAT: Inaugural Planet Dog Ball
WHEN: Saturday, April 8, 2017
WHERE: The Westin Portland Harborview
157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
WHO: The Planet Dog Foundation; America’s VetDogs; K9s on the Front Line
DETAILS: Black Tie Optional (Cocktail Attire Recommended) Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome to attend. Limit 1 per ticket holder.
Sponsorship opportunities available. Visit our Eventbrite page for more information.

We all know dogs have a natural capacity to make us feel better, cared for and unconditionally loved. But when working for people in need, they are capable of much more. The Planet Dog Foundation celebrates all "working" dogs that are enhancing and saving human lives. We do this by supporting innovative, respected and effective non-profit organizations that work tirelessly to raise, train and place service dogs with those in need.

On April 8, The Planet Dog Foundation will host its inaugural Planet Dog Ball to raise awareness and funds for two highly-regarded organizations that provide service animals to veterans, active-duty service members and America’s first responders: America’s VetDogs and Maine-based K9s on the Front Line. All monies raised will directly benefit the adoption/breeding, raising, training and placement of service dogs at both organizations.

For our human friends, The Planet Dog Ball is an evening of local food and fancies, including dinner, desserts, beverages, entertainment … even a visit from NBC’s “TODAY” Puppy With a Purpose, Charlie! For our well-behaved four-legged friends, we have a doggy treat bar, doggy photo booth, and a doggy day care while their owners dance the night away.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available! To learn how your organization can make a difference in the lives of our military members and first responders by sponsoring The Planet Dog Ball, please contact Elizabeth Fagan at or 207-281-2562.

About Planet Dog Foundation Founded in 2005, The Planet Dog Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization based in Portland, Maine that provides grants to programs that train, place and support service dogs for individuals in need. Funded primarily through the sale of Planet Dog products, the Foundation has awarded nearly $1,500,000 in cash and in-kind donations to a variety of service dog programs across the country. For more information, visit