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2016 Service Dog Graduation Event

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.


Join us for Glory Night at Quad Ale House!

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.

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Updates from Next Step Service Dogs

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

MS Walk 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!

Teen Volunteers in Action

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!

Ian discusses runaway incident with Otto

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.  

GoFundMe is hugely helpful for Sweet Molly!

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