The October 22nd graduation event celebrated the 2016 graduating and soon-to-graduate total of 19 amazing service dog teams. Generous puppy raisers from Guide Dogs of America traveled miles to share the celebration of awards, speeches, food and fun with their career-change dogs that now enhance the lives of veterans and first responders. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES! [...]
On Sept 26th, KSON's Tammy joined NSSD for Charity Days at Societe Brewing where a kissing booth was a hit for customers and dogs alike! Click here to see and hear enthusiastic tales about Next Step Service Dogs and their veterans.
Join NSSD on Friday, August 26th at 6:30pm for a fun evening at the Quad Ale House to support our Veterans, First Responders, and the amazing dogs that serve them.
In addition to these Updates, we invite you to sign up to receive the NSSD Newsletter as well as checking in with us on Facebook. This month we are featuring Lucy and Hope (Emory). Lucy writes: For years I turned down the idea of a service dog, I had two cats that I had rescued [...]
Next Step Service Dogs (NSSD) now offers service dogs to help veterans with PTSD in the Boise Idaho area. To apply for a service dog, please go to www.nextstepservicedogs.org and fill out a Pre-Application Request for a Service dog online; within a few days each applicant receives a set of forms and information to [...]
We had a great turnout for the MS walk. NSSD honored Sally Montrucchio, our Training Director, by getting up early and participating. Thank you all for your support!
Teen Volunteers in Action learning how to train our service dogs and loving every minute of it!! Chewy is loving the attention not to mention all the treats!
Otto had one of those magic moments -- just had to race 4o feet to meet up with other labrador buddies at the Next Step training session .... without permission, arghhh!! Proud papa Ian took it in stride, called Otto back, and they chatted about it with smiles on both sides.
Hello All! Thank you for your generous contributions at the $2,275 mark today, getting closer to our $5,000 goal! Molly is doing great, showed a lot of leg with trainer Gina by her side -- this is on her first day after surgery. It is now about 6 weeks later, her fur is growing [...]
It appears from this video by the Huffington Post that dogs and cats love to interrupt their humans while they are practicing yoga. Though it's possible the animals perceive yoga as an open invitation to interact with their people, since the people are so close to the ground for once! Happy Friday, everyone! Enjoy the [...]