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12 12, 2016

2016 Service Dog Graduation Event

December 12th, 2016|

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! [...]

24 07, 2016

Updates from Next Step Service Dogs

July 24th, 2016|

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 [...]

15 07, 2016

NSSD service dog training offered in Boise Idaho!

July 15th, 2016|

     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 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 [...]

11 05, 2016

MS Walk 2016

May 11th, 2016|

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!

10 05, 2016

Teen Volunteers in Action

May 10th, 2016|

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!

7 04, 2016

Ian discusses runaway incident with Otto

April 7th, 2016|

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.  

7 04, 2016

GoFundMe is hugely helpful for Sweet Molly!

April 7th, 2016|

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 [...]

24 10, 2014

Funny Video Friday: Pets Interrupting Yoga

October 24th, 2014|

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 [...]