Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and Purina Dog Chow follow some of our Pets and Vets in training. Their goal is to bring awareness of an unmet need for Veterans and increase the amount of Veterans that have access to getting a trained service dog. Only 1% of Veterans have a service dog due to training and costs. They are making donations to our Pets and Vets program starting Sept – Nov 26, 2020. Additionally, Purina Dog Chow is working on getting the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act signed by congress. This would enable access for all Veterans in need.

Pets and Vets News

  • Mel’s “Anti-birthday”

    Our very own Mel got some time in the spotlight with Juliette Goodrich of KPIX 5 CBS News! Just a few weeks shy of the one-year anniversary of her rescue, she was thrown an “anti-birthday” party to help her find …

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  • Paws Press — Winter 2021

    Enhancing the human-animal bond has always been an important piece to ARF’s mission: People Rescuing Animals … Animals Rescuing People®. The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI) recently…

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  • President Signs the PAWS for Veterans Therapy Act

    The President signed the Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers (PAWS) for Veterans Therapy Act, which directs the VA to create a five-year pilot program pairing Veterans with canines training to be psychiatric service dogs.

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