PTSD service dog Ivy has won the 2022 Dog Chow Visible Impact Award grand prize! In addition to awarding Ivy’s training organization Operation Freedom Paws with $25,000, Ivy and her veteran Todd will receive a well-deserved $10,000 plus a VIP trip to the National Dog Show presented by Purina.
Over 3 million military veterans currently struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). While PTSD service dogs are proven to reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms and suicidal behaviors, the demand for these life-saving dogs greatly outpaces the supply. Dog Chow is on a mission to change that.
For the past five years, the Dog Chow Service Dog Salute program has been taking action to help ensure that every veteran in need can obtain one of these life-saving dogs. Click the video to see our efforts thus far. And click below to learn the simple ways you can help.
Did you know that it costs over $20,000, on average, to train and care for one service dog for a deserving military veteran? But with the help of consumers like you, The Dog Chow Service Dog Salute program has been able to: