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The Dog Chow Service Dog Salute Program

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PTSD Service dogs change veterans‘ lives

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

2023 VIA

Vote for your favorite PTSD service dog finalist!

The top vote-earner will win a $10,000 cash prize plus $25,000 for the organization that trained their service dog. Additionally, for every contest vote, Dog Chow will donate $5 to the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans (up to $75,000) to help train more PTSD service dogs at no cost to veterans.

No purchase necessary. Voting ends 10/13/23. View full rules here:

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Congratulations Ivy!

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.

The Dog Chow Service Dog Salute Program

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.

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Service Dog Salute Donations

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 one million dollars by the end of 2022 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.