Help a Soldier Get a Service Dog with a Click of Your Mouse

For every 1,000 Facebook, Tumblr, and Pinterest followers Dog Bless You gets before July 4, the nonprofit will donate a service dog to a wounded warrior.


Imagine you’re a war veteran who needs help getting around because of a combat injury. You know a service dog could make your life easier, restoring much-needed independence and normalcy, but most service dogs are out of reach for you financially.

Or imagine you’re a veteran with PTSD, and you can’t function in crowds or when you can’t see clearly around you. So you stay home, so you don’t have to face the panic attacks at the store or the movies. You’ve heard about the tremendous help a service dog can be, but you don’t have the resources to get one.

Now imagine you can help these veterans, and not by donating money. All you have to do is click, and a deserving war veteran is one step closer to a life-changing companion. For every 1,000 new Likes on the wonderful Facebook page of organization Dog Bless You gets between Memorial Day and July 4, the nonprofit will donate a service dog to a war veteran.

I’ve spoken with veterans whose service dogs have given them their lives back. It’s so easy to make a huge difference in the lives of these wounded warriors. All it takes from you is one tap of the mouse on the “Like” button of Dog Bless You’s Facebook page during its Dog Bless USA Spirit of ’76 campaign. (The group will donate up to 76 dogs!)

I wish I could participate in this social media challenge grant, but I Liked them long ago. This almost makes me want to have many Facebook alter egos so I can Like them all over the place.

The campaign also applies to Dog Bless You’s Pinterest and Tumblr pages. For every 1,000 followers on each site, Dog Bless You will donate a dog.

As of last night, there were enough Likes for five dogs to be trained by excellent nonprofits that specialize in this kind of training. How many lives of wounded warriors will Dogster readers help change? Let’s get clicking now! We can make a real difference here.

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