Purina Dog Chow Service Dog Salute

PTSD Service Dog
HALL of HEROES

Thanks to their unique training and unconditional devotion, PTSD service dogs are able to transform the lives of military veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Read some remarkable real-life stories of hope and healing below. Then visit our help page to learn how you can help Dog Chow connect more veterans in need with these life-saving dogs.

 

Ivy's story

Ivy

Most Valuable Skill: 
Uncomfortable Situation Rescue

Training Organization: 
Operation Freedom Paws

Veteran Handler: 
Todd (Army)

Pepper, service dog

Pepper

Most Valuable Skill: 
Backside Buffering in Public Spaces

Training Organization: 
Got Your Six Support Dogs

Veteran Handler: 
Shannon (Marines)

Bjorn, service dog

Bjorn

Most Valuable Skill:
Flashback & Night Terror Interruption

Training Organization:
Northwest Battle Buddies

Veteran Handler:
Derek (Army)

Raphael, service dog

Raphael

Most Valuable Skill:
“Standing Hug” Compression Therapy

Training Organization:
Hero’s Puppy for Life

Veteran Handler:
Bernard (Air Force)

Katie, service dog

Katie

Most Valuable Skill:
Night Terror Interruption

Training Organization:
ARF Pets & Vets

Veteran Handler:
David (Marines)

Trigger, Service Dog

Trigger

Most Valuable Skill:
Backside Buffering in Public Spaces

Training Organization:
Northwest Battle Buddies

Veteran Handler:
Rebekah (Navy)

Laramie, service dog

Laramie

Most Valuable Skill:
Full Body Compression Therapy

Training Organization:
ARF Pets & Vets

Veteran Handler:
Sergio (Marines)

Liberty, Service Dog

Liberty

Most Valuable Skill:
Anxiety Alerting

Training Organization:
Paws for Purple Hearts

Veteran Handler:
Carlos (Army)

Finnegan, Service Dog

Finnegan

Most Valuable Skill:
Public Distraction

Training Organization:
ARF Pets & Vets

Veteran Handler:
Ethan (Navy)