Support More PTSD Service Dogs For Veterans
Each year, roughly 1% of individuals who are in need of a service dog (and apply for one) are able to actually get one. Much of this is due to the cost and time it takes to train and care for a service dog. However, when it comes to service dogs for veterans with PTSD, the problem is even more challenging due to a general lack of awareness and associated stigmas. Fortunately, there are several ways we can begin to create change and enable more military veterans in need to obtain a life-saving service dog.
PTSD is not one-size-fits-all. Nor are the options to treat it. Watch along, as we follow three military veterans on a year-long journey of hope and healing alongside their PTSD service dogs. Then be sure to share the video to help educate others on this proven, yet misunderstood option for therapy.
Donate directly to one of our 2022 veteran service dog training partners to help them train and care for more service dogs at no cost to veterans.
See some awe-inspiring facts about what PTSD service dogs do and all that goes into their training. Then easily share them out with our visual infographic to help raise awareness of their need.
Do you know a military veteran who could benefit from a service dog? Are you a family member or friend of a veteran in need of support? Check out our veteran resources page to connect with veteran service dog organizations and support organizations in your area.
The Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans is a coalition of non-profit organizations that provides psychiatric service dogs for military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and military sexual trauma. The Association also works to prevent veteran suicide and improve veteran mental health.
Walnut Creek, CA
For its Pets and Vets program, ARF pairs qualifying military veterans with shelter dogs selected for their potential as service animals. Starting over together, these veteran-dog teams are guided by skilled trainers to graduate as service dog teams.