My dogs aren’t like family, they are family. In this house, we couldn’t function without our dogs. They are at the epicenter of our comfort, peace, safety, and love. This is especially true for my veteran husband, Bobby. He’s experienced firsthand the power of the pup. How a canine companion can completely transform your life—and he’s one of the lucky ones. He gets three!

Did you know that roughly 3.5 million military veterans suffer from PTSD? And even though service dogs have been demonstrated to greatly reduce the severity of PTSD symptoms and suicidal behaviors, sadly, only 1 percent of those in need will actually get one. 

That’s why I am so proud to partner with Purina Dog Chow for their first-ever Visible Impact Award and campaign. Let’s show the world how PTSD service dogs change lives.

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Hitting Close to Home

I’m proud to be married to a military veteran. Bobby dedicated his life to our country, democracy, and freedoms. Something I never take for granted. No one can truly understand the sacrifices of our military. Often, it goes far beyond the time they spend in the service. The impacts military service has on mental health often go unseen and unheard. That’s why it’s so important for our veterans to get the support and assistance they need, especially if that looks like a service dog.

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Proud to Support Military

Since its start nearly 100 years ago, Purina Dog Chow has fervently supported the military and their families (dogs included!). That’s why it’s so exciting to see this campaign come to life. The first-ever Visible Impact Award is in partnership with the Association of Service Dog Providers for Military Veterans. The campaign is asking all veterans, their families, and friends to nominate their PTSD service dogs for the Visible Impact Award. This award celebrates the remarkable impact PTSD service dogs have on veterans’ daily lives, the dogs themselves, and the organizations that trained them.

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Nominate Your Pup

From now until July 22, visit this link to nominate your canine! Their veteran could win a $10,000 cash prize and $25,000 for the organization that trained their service dog. It’s an amazing opportunity to not only acknowledge the dogs that have done so much for our families and us, but also recognize our veterans and the tireless self-work to take care of their mental health long after their service ends. 

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