Vet & Dog

Our Mission

Serving Veterans with Invisible Wounds

We rescue shelter dogs, train them in our prison programs, pair them with veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury, and continue their training to be service dogs. By doing this, we are Rescuing One to Heal Another!

Our Programs


STAR Training Programs

Prison Housed Basic Training

We have two prison training programs for our service dog cadets.
Both facilities house selected dogs for 4-6 months prior to pairing them with a veteran.

Bring Your Own Dog

For Qualifying Veterans and Dogs

Sometimes our veterans have formed a bond with a dog already in their home. With the Bring Your Own Dog program, once the veteran is accepted, the dog will be evaluated to determine training as a service dog.

Upcoming Events

  • Memorial Day Run Event
    Sat, May 22
    Bay City
    May 22, 9:00 AM
    Bay City, Veterans Memorial Bridge, Bay City, MI, USA
    5K/ Walk/ Ruck ****** Longer K Run/ Walk/ Ruck
  • BSSD Backyard BBQ Paw-ty
    Fri, May 28
    BSSD Training Center
    May 28, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    BSSD Training Center, 5520 M-36, Pinckney, MI, USA
    Our Semi Annual BBQ to celebrate our graduating veteran & dog teams
  • Frankenmuth Dog Bowl
    Sat, May 29
    Frankenmuth River Shops
    May 29, 9:00 AM – May 30, 6:00 PM
    Frankenmuth River Shops, 925 S Main St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734, USA
    Greatest weekend for dogs in Michigan this year! Join us there and find our booth!
  • 2021 OP Ruck 22
    Mon, May 31
    OP Ruck 22
    May 31, 8:00 AM
    OP Ruck 22, Bay City
    The purpose of the ruck is to raise awareness of the 22 Service Members and Veterans who commit suicide every day.
  • 4th Annual RED BALL RIDE
    Sat, Jun 05
    Blue Star Service Dogs
    Jun 05, 10:30 AM
    Blue Star Service Dogs, 5520 Michigan 36, Pinckney, MI, USA
    Northern Michigan Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Dice Run with proceeds benefitting Blue Star!
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