Iowa Governor Terry Branstad proclaimed September, 2014 as "Service Dog Month" and recognized Puppy Jake Foundation for it's work in the field.  

In a ceremony in the State Capitol, the Governor signed a proclamation discussing the work of a service dog and the demand and waiting list for service dogs for veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and physical mobility issues.  

Service dogs in training, puppy raisers, volunteers and a wounded veteran and his family were in attendance.  PJF gave Governor Branstad a hat to wear, which he promptly wore.