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Meet The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation

Get Involved --> Your Mission --> 22 to Zero

An estimated 460,000 veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan war alone, struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). These conditions can lead to sleeplessness, depression, anger, anxiety, and isolation. While these feelings can be overwhelmingly difficult, they are treatable, but so many continue to suffer in silence. Each day, in the world’s greatest nation, 22 of our heroes will take their own lives.

​Through the efforts of the Patriotic Service Dog Foundation our wounded veterans are matched with highly trained and skilled Service Dogs that allow their new partners to become more independent, self-confident, and comfortable with life outside of the military and first responder communities.

The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation's goal is to reduce that statistic from “22 to Zero."

Patriotic Service Dog Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on serving Military and First Responder Veterans by raising awareness for their needs and providing Service Dogs to those who may benefit from long-term mental and physical assistance.

City Lifestyle was on site for a veteran's event featuring this organization and got to witness the dogs in action. We first saw the dogs through the crowd retrieving tissues from a box nearly 20 feet away from their handler. Intrigued, we walked over to find out more about why a dog would be handing out tissue to people in the crowd. 

To our amazement, these dogs can do more. They can control light switches, tense the muscles in their back to assist a veteran off the ground, can even save veterans from nightmares by calming them with their presence and positioning themselves delicately over their bodies for comfort. They protect you at an ATM, block strangers, and get your attention when someone says "Excuse me." They are also taught airplane etiquette by following in between your legs and going down the aisle to your seat. Most important of all, through the ultimate bond of companionship, these dogs save veterans' lives each and every day. Veterans have an opportunity through this organization to have a life-saving best friend. Priceless.

This organization is supported by the generosity of foundations, corporations, and individuals. The success of this mission depends on the participation of people like you. Please make this YOUR mission and find out how YOU can help today! On a day when we celebrate our country, please take a moment to think about the veterans that sacrificed everything for our country. Visit patrioticservicedogfoundation.org for more information. 

Each day, in the world’s greatest nation, 22 of our heroes will take their own lives. The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation's goal is to reduce that statistic from “22 to Zero."