Our service dog training program is for veterans, active military, and first responders who have PTSD, TBI, and/or mobility limitations.
Get involved with NSSD and give back to our country’s heroes by filling out an application today!
Thanks to donors like you, NSSD is able to empower our country’s heroes by providing service dogs at no cost.
“2 weeks until my last day in the Navy. On June 25 I’ll start my journey back to Florida. California has been wonderful and I’ll certainly miss it! Thank you to all who’ve made these 3 years amazing. Most importantly, thank you to next step service dogs for helping me get my life back.”
“-I didn’t know anyone, my anxiety and stress levels were at their peak, and I was in a new place I had never been before. The first person I met, was in fact not a person at all. Her name was Molly, and she is most likely the sweetest, gentle, and lovable service animals I have ever come in contact with. I decided to sit down next to her and pet her for awhile. As soon as I sat down, she laid on the floor placing her head next to me and put a gentle paw on my leg. As I continued to pet her I felt my anxiety and stress melt away. There is no medication in this world that can compare to the healing powers that a Service Dog like Molly can give.”