Purina® Dog Chow® is committed to aiding those who have served and protected our great nation, and we're enlisting your help. Now, you can support our military veterans through Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue foundation (ARF) just by purchasing specially marked bags.
Narrator sits on a blanket in a park.
Text: Michael and Zoe appear across the bottom:
Michael: Forget everything you learned as a Marine. Incorporate yourself into society and act normal. Before Zoe, I kept to myself a lot. I rescued her and she rescued me.
Text: How Rescue Dogs Save Veterans
Text: Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation pairs rescue dogs with military veterans who are suffering from PTSD.
Text: Service dogs are trained to notice visible signs of anxiety.
I didn't know dogs were that smart. Sometimes I think she's smarter than me.
Maddie: Before I had Lady, I hardly got out of the house.
Text: Lady has been trained to nudge Maddie with her nose to calm her. I would stay in the house for days.
Narrator: Dog Chow is spreading the word that programs like ours exist.
Michael: Now that I have Zoe, it's like a bond that I can't, it's not gonna break. Like a best friend.
Thank you for helping me. I'm proud of you, T.
Michael: I tell her that every day. Zoe, I love you.
ARF's flagship Pets and Vets program matches veterans with emotional support dogs, training these animals to be skilled service animals for veterans or those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and more. ARF's invaluable work for our military heroes is the inspiration behind Purina® Dog Chow's Serving the Deserving campaign, and the reason we are committed to donating up to $250,000 to support this great cause.
Always crafted in the USA, Purina® Dog Chow® is made with real beef, lamb or American-Raised Chicken, and provides 100% complete and balanced nutrition adult dogs need to help them live long, healthy lives. Why do we care so much? Because the food we make isn't just for your dog, it's for ours, too.