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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.

Film Contest Now Open!

Film Festival Entries Now Open!

This year, Dog Chow is presenting a new category in the New York Dog Film Festival: Service Dog Salute, which invites filmmakers to explore the unique ways PTSD service dogs transform the lives of the military veterans they serve. If you or someone you know is a visual storyteller, click the link below to learn more about the entry criteria and an opportunity to win the $5,000 grand prize.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Individuals who are legal residents of the 50 US, DC or PR.  Contest ends 7/15/2024. Void where prohibited by law. Subject to full Official Rules, including prizes, judging criteria, and all details, here on  Sponsor: Pet Media, Inc. d/b/a New York Dog Film Festival. 

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 seven 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. Watch the video and click below to learn the simple ways you can help. 

Dog Chow Service Dog Salute Donations

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 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.