What Can a Service Dog Do for a Veteran?

Team Chris would like to continue our initiative to sponsor service dogs for our injured veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Service dogs may be trained to help provide balance, fetch and retrieve dropped items, open doors and carry items for their disabled veteran. Similarly, combat stress relief dogs will provide emotional support for service members experiencing combat stress or PTSD.

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America’s VetDogs® Partnership  

We are proud to once again partner with America’s VetDogs®. To date, Team Chris has sponsored 10 Service dogs through the  “Name a Puppy” opportunity program.

America’s VetDogs® is dedicated to providing service dogs, FREE of charge, to servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much for this country.  Since 2006, more than 350 assistance dogs have been trained and placed as guide and service dogs with disabled veterans of all eras.

Click the picture to the left to view the VetDogs® Team Chris has sponsored!

GRID Fundraising Opportunity

New this year, runners can raise additional funds with an individual America’s VetDogs Fundraising page.  We encourage all GRID participants to join is in our veteran service dog initiative.

 

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Army Major Peter Way’s Story

Team Chris was proud to sponsor Army Major Peter Way’s Service dog Rory semper.  For more information about Peter Way and America’s VetDog project, check out this video.