Trump Donates $300k to Puppy Jake Foundation

Diana Faria
by Diana Faria
Because of Trump’s generous donation, Puppy Jake Foundation will be able to enlist 15 service dogs into their program to help veterans with PTSD and mobility issues.

Republican candidate and businessman Donald Trump has donated $300,000 to the Puppy Jake Foundation, a non-profit organization which provides military veterans with trained service dogs.

I know what you’re thinking and yes, there’s a good chance that this is a publicity stunt. But here’s the thing: dogs take no political allegiance. They are not republican or democratic and hardly know what human politics are all about. Pushing your love or hate for Donald Trump aside, the dogs and the military veterans who are helped by them are the only ones who benefit from all of this and that is all that matters.

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The Puppy Jake Foundation (PJF) was founded in 2013 and it is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, relying solely on donations in order to run. They choose their pups (Golden Retrievers, Labradors and German Shepherds) from reputable breeders when they are about eight weeks old. Then, trained foster families take the pups and train them for 18 to 24 months until they are ready to become service dogs to help veterans who have mobility impairments or suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

According to, The Donald Trump Foundation raised about five million dollars “in one day.” The donated money is being distributed between 22 foundations across the U.S., one of them being PJF.

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Trump donated the giant check to PJF at a recent campaign rally in Davenport, Iowa. Because training each dog at PJF takes about $20,000, this donation is enough to put at least 15 dogs into the program to help wounded combat veterans.

Perhaps Trump’s hefty donation will appeal to candidates’ generous nature and everyone can start donating. I mean, in the end, I don’t personally give a hoot if it’s a publicity stunt or not so long as someone or a reputable organization is being helped at the end of the day!


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