Blue Buffalo is proud to support Service Dogs for Heroes
Service Dogs for Heroes is an organization that helps fund awareness and training for canines who provide life-changing services to brave veterans who have given our country so much.
Re-establishing productive lives
Highly trained service dogs can help veterans thrive by providing companionship and physical assistance so they can re-establish productive lives. The challenge is providing enough service dogs to support all the veterans in need.
The need for dogs
One million Afghanistan and Iraq war veterans have sustained traumatic wounds limiting their daily activities and quality of life.*
Veterans are looking for help with PTSD
More than 350,000 veterans have contacted the Veterans Administration for help with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).**
Service dogs provide relief by helping with balance and mobility issues from loss of limbs and sight and hearing impairment.
Identifying emotional cues and triggers
Service dogs are trained to recognize emotional cues and triggers for veterans with PTSD.
Training dogs takes time and money
The cost to train one service dog for duty can be more than $30,000 and take up to two years.
Healing the Wounds
Service Dogs for Heroes is dedicated to improving the physical and emotional wellness of our nation’s veterans. Through generous donations, Service Dogs for Heroes can: