Brantley Gilbert is an outspoken champion for veterans. During his The Ones That Like Me Tour, he will do more than talk. Gilbert has teamed up with Pedigree and Disabled American Veterans to give away eight companion dogs to veterans suffering from the effects of PTSD.
“Nothing helps heal like an animal’s love,” said Gilbert. “These dogs aren’t just good dogs, they’re trained to help their veteran, and a new companion, cope with stress, memories and triggers people can’t see and provide them with a sense of solid grounding.”
All eight dogs are specially trained to help disabled veterans and each dog comes with a one-year supply of Pedigree dog food to ensure each companion and veteran get off to a great start together.
“These dogs and people are all heroes,” said Gilbert. “Seeing the faces of these vets when their dog comes bouncing into the room melts your heart. I know for these families, beyond being the family’s new best friend, these animals are helping heal things for these soldiers in ways nothing else can.”
“It’s awesome the Pedigree brand would be part of this dream I had,” he explained. “They recognized the need for what this is and stepped up to make things happen. This is making a lot of people’s – not just the vet’s – lives better, happier, so many things.”