Service Dog Salute Campaign


ARF has partnered with Purina Dog Chow to launch the Service Dog Salute campaign aimed at helping provide more service dogs to those needing them.  It typically costs $15,000 to train a service dog, but ARF’s groundbreaking service dog program engages veterans to train their own rescue-turned-service dogs with the help of a certified trainer at the ARF training facility – turning a leash into a lifeline for both rescue dogs and our nation’s veterans.

Each year, thousands of our nation’s military veterans return home to discover guilt, panic, depression, and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are part of their readjustment into civilian life.  Feelings of hopelessness and fear are common as many believe no viable solution is available – a real problem that contributes to less than 40 percent of affected veterans seeking treatment.

One promising solution involves four paws, a wagging tail, and specialized training to transform rescue dogs into service dogs who can then help change a veteran’s life for the better.   Veterans who utilize service dogs report lower levels of depression and anxiety, fewer hospitalizations and numerous other benefits.

More information is available at

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Video Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss