Dog Chow Service Dog Salute

Dog Chow presents Even Heroes Need Heroes: The Life-Changing Impact of PTSD Service Dogs

Over three million military veterans struggle with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dog Chow Service Dog Salute is on a mission to help by connecting veterans with PTSD service dogs. For the past year, we’ve followed three of these heroes on their journey of hope and healing alongside their PTSD service dogs. Watch as they first meet their dogs, deal with unexpected challenges, and begin to reclaim their lives in ways never thought possible.

PTSD Service Dogs Change Lives

Man hugging brown lab dog

PTSD service dogs are proven to reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms and suicidal behaviors. Unfortunately, less than 1% of those in need of a service dog are able to get one each year.

Join Purina® Dog Chow® and our Service Dog Salute program in supporting the care and training of more service dogs for veterans with PTSD.

Behind the Scenes with Bobby Bones

As producer of this year’s documentary short, TV and radio personality Bobby Bones talks with veterans Shannon and Andy about their experience with a PTSD service dog and the messages they have for other veterans who may be struggling with PTSD.

The Dog Chow Service Dog Salute Program

dog chow service salute donations to date: $850,000

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:       

  • DONATE over eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars to support the care and training of more veteran service dogs
  • RAISE AWARENESS for the benefits of PTSD service dogs, particularly within the veteran population
  • HELP FUND CRITICAL RESEARCH to recognize service dogs as a legitimate therapy option for PTSD
  • WORK TO HELP PASS IMPORTANT LEGISLATION to enable more veterans to receive these highly trained dogs