From the earliest days of Planet Dog, the founders were committed to creating a national grant program to make maximum impact with limited resources. As a company that celebrates all things dog and that is supported by customers who cherish their pets, the Planet Dog Foundation supports innovative, respected, and effective non-profit organizations that work tirelessly to raise, train, and place working dogs who enhance and save human lives. PDF funds programs that train, place and support working dogs helping people in need.
Simply put, dogs are amazing. We all know dogs have a natural capacity to make us feel better, cared for and unconditionally loved. But when working for people in need, they are capable of so much more.
They visit sick children and the elderly in hospitals and locate endangered species in threatened habitats. They alert a deaf person when someone is at the door and locate hikers lost in the mountains. They recognize a dangerous drop in blood sugar in their diabetic partner and avert a life-threatening seizure. They provide emotional therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts and become service dogs for those soldiers with combat-related mobility challenges. They can enable a blind person to cross a busy city intersection; locate a child lost in the woods from one sniff of clothing; help a child master reading skills and help locate a bomb buried in rubble.