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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.

Service Dog Huey

Huey

Most Valuable Skill:
Migraine Detection

Training Organization:
Operation Freedom Paws

Veteran Handler:
Ramon (Army)

Service Dog Salute Pepper

Pepper

Most Valuable Skill: 
Backside Buffering in Public Spaces

Training Organization: 
Got Your Six Support Dogs

Veteran Handler: 
Shannon (Marines)

Service Dog Maverick

Maverick

Most Valuable Skill:
Panic-Preventing Lap Lays

Training Organization:
K9 Partners for Patriots

Veteran Handler:
Wendy (Air Force)

Service Dog Salute Bjorn

Bjorn

Most Valuable Skill: 
Flashback & Night Terror Interruption

Training Organization: 
Northwest Battle Buddies

Veteran Handler: 
Derek (Army)

Service Dog Salute Laramie

Laramie

Most Valuable Skill: 
Full Body Compression Therapy

Training Organization: 
ARF Pets & Vets 

Veteran Handler: 
Sergio (Marines)

Service Dog Salute Ivy

Ivy

Most Valuable Skill: 
Uncomfortable Situation Rescue

Training Organization: 
Operation Freedom Paws

Veteran Handler: 
Todd (Army)

Service Dog Salute Raphael

Raphael

Most Valuable Skill: 
“Standing Hug” Compression Therapy

Training Organization: 
Hero’s Puppy for Life

Veteran Handler: 
Bernard (Air Force)

Service Dog Bobby

Bobby

Most Valuable Skill:
Walking Surveillance

Training Organization:
Pawsitive Teams

Veteran Handler:
Sondra (Navy)

Service Dog Salute Trigger

Trigger

Most Valuable Skill:
Backside Buffering in Public Spaces

Training Organization:
Northwest Battle Buddies

Veteran Handler:
Rebekah (Navy)

Service Dog Salute Finnegan

Finnegan

Most Valuable Skill: 
Public Distraction

Training Organization: 
ARF Pets & Vets 

Veteran Handler: 
Ethan (Navy)

Service Dog Salute Liberty

Liberty

Most Valuable Skill: 
Anxiety Alerting

Training Organization: 
Paws for Purple Hearts

Veteran Handler: 
Carlos (Army)

Service Dog Eagle

Eagle

Most Valuable Skill:
Standing Pressure Therapy “Hug”

Training Organization:
K9s for Warriors

Veteran Handler:
Joe (Navy)

Service Dog Phelan

Phelan

Most Valuable Skill:
Walking Push Anger De-Escalation

Training Organization:
Tails of Valor, Paws of Honor

Veteran Handler:
Harold (Army)

Service Dog Salute Katie

Katie

Most Valuable Skill: 
Night Terror Interruption

Training Organization: 
ARF Pets & Vets

Veteran Handler: 
David (Marines)