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Fall 2016 Newsletter 
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HAPPY AUTUMN!

Check out what's been happening with 
 

NEXT STEP SERVICE DOGS

GRADUATION

EDITION

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Congratulations to our newest teams!

NEXT STEP SERVICE DOGS IN THE NEWS
Spreading awareness // Fundraising 

September was National Service Dog Month!

Thanks to Sandie Lampe and Pet Patrol with KUSI for choosing Next Step Service Dogs as the organization to highlight during the month of September for National Service Dog month.  It was a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness not only for Service Dogs but for NSSD!

KSON INTERVIEWS

Tammy from KSON came out to support NSSD at Societe Brewing, and to get some love from our dogs at the kissing booth! Check out the interview here.
We also had the pleasure of being interviewed by KSON's Gary Lee! Check out "Living Better in San Diego" 
A shout out to Societe Brewing in San Diego for honoring Next Step Service Dogs for their Charity of Giving program last month!
Societe donated a portion of their proceeds from each Tuesday in September to help support NSSD! 
We have been so fortunate to have the support of many local businesses, and couldn't be more excited to partner with them again in the future!  A HUGE thank you to Quad Alehouse for our awesome charity auction and fundraiser, and to Fireside by the Patio, with beer provided by Mike Hess Brewing!
We were able to raise over $1000 for Next Step Service Dogs thanks to those who volunteered at the Ironman Superfrog! We will be looking for more volunteers in the spring, please contact us if you're interested in participating!

Look for us in the upcoming issue of
San Diego Home Garden Magazine!

Check out a sneak peek of the photo shoot!

LOOKING FOR AN EASY WAY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT?

Don't forget to link your Amazon and Mogl accounts and a percentage of your purchases will go towards training and hiring veterans! 

DONATE TO NEXT STEP SERVICE DOGS NOW!

TESTIMONIALS 

"For someone that had no dog experience before, I have grown so much as a dog-owner and trainer in just a few months thanks to Next Step. I now see a light at the end of the tunnel when dealing with my PTSD. I highly encourage fellow service members who have PTSD or suffer from combat/military related stressors to look into the benefits of a service dog to supplement and enhance their overall treatment and therapy. " -ROSS (PAIRED WITH ASTRO)
James was unsure about being paired with Katie at first, but after training with her and realizing how much of an impact she would have on his life, he can no longer imagine his life without her! 
 
"We've trained together, we've enjoyed events together, and now Katie is home with me. It has been nothing but a blast, a joy, and a comfort knowing that a Service Dog – my Service Dog – is able to help me through my hard times of post-traumatic stress. Though this disease cannot be cured, and I surely do have many of the side effects of having PTSD, having Katie by my side sure is helping me to be able to work through this."
  
From his wife, Diana: James’ attitude and personality have totally changed after working with Next Step Service Dogs and his one-on-one trainer Sally. I am so pleased and thankful for this organization – they will never know how much they have saved my husband, James, and our marriage. Now that Katie is home with us, James is smiling again, he comes out of his room, and he is doing things with the family again. He is now starting his running program and often she runs with him.  When she is not with him running, he knows she will be waiting for him and wagging her tail when he returns back home.  

-JAMES (PARIED WITH KATIE)
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