Next Step Service Dogs founder, Sally Montrucchio, is honored by the American Red Cross as one of San Diego’s Real Heroes.

An estimated 600,000 veterans are dealing with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). With a veteran suicide rate averaging 22 every day, the work to support our nation’s veterans has just begun once they return home. We help our veterans take the Next Step to recovery and a better life by training them a “Battle Buddy”.