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!
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.
STAR Cares Program
Animal Assisted Therapy
Located in two prisons addressing health issues of inmates. Dogs are utilized with animal assisted goals to improve health treatment and living/ working environments.