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Mushrooming PTSD crisis among military. Experts estimate PTSD impacts 30% of all Vietnam veterans, 10% of all Desert Storm veterans, and 20% of 1.6 million Iraq and Afghanistan troops. Unemployment for Iraq/Afghanistan veterans increased from 11.5 % in 2010 to 12.1% in 2011.

2015 Fetching Canines Calendar

2015 Fetching Canines Calendar

DECEMBER 5th ORDER DEADLINE:   For copies of our calendar ($24 per copy), please click the DONATE button at the top of this page  to order or mail a check to 921 S. Andreasen Drive, Escondido, CA 92029.  Each $24 (or multiples of $24) indicates a calendar order.  Click here to see a copy of the calendar.

Congratulations to labradoodle Barney, our top calendar super star WINNER in the 2015 Fetching Canines wall calendar & contest!  All calendar entrants will automatically receive their copies this month.

 

Training Program

Training Program

Check out Next Step Service Dogs training program and learn how we help to empower veterans!

Our Heroes: Dogs & Veterans

Our Heroes:  Dogs & Veterans

Teddy sends his thanks to all of you who sent prayers and over $700 for his medical workup this spring.  See his dramatic cancer-survivor story!   And meet some of our courageous veterans who share their Next Step Service Dog experience.

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