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About Us

Veteran  &

First Responder


Many veterans continue to battle invisible wounds long after their discharge. By pairing them with service dogs and providing proper training, we support their journey to truly come "all the way home."

Invisible wounds from combat have affected veterans in every era and conflict. Whether referred to as "Shell Shock" or "Combat Fatigue," these challenges have been a constant for those who have served our country.

Today, innovative and creative treatments are available for these brave men and women. Studies have shown that service dogs can help veterans with PTSD, including reducing depression symptoms and improving overall well-being. For example, one study found that veterans with PTSD who had a service dog experienced fewer PTSD symptoms, better sleep quality, and higher levels of life satisfaction. Another study found that veterans with PTSD who had a service dog showed a greater reduction in PTSD symptoms and a potential reduction in suicidal behavior and ideation.

Since its founding in 2010, Blue Star Service Dogs has been dedicated to veterans. Our program focuses on training both the veteran and their service dog over time to strengthen their bond. This unique approach ensures the service dog remains a sustainable and effective tool, helping to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of the veteran’s disability.

In 2023, we expanded our mission to support first responders dealing with PTSD. By extending our proven methods and resources to these heroes, we aim to help them overcome their invisible wounds and find healing alongside their service dogs. This expansion allows us to make a broader impact, addressing the critical mental health needs of those who serve and protect our communities every day.

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Our Financials

2018  990 EZ

2019 990

2020 990

2021 990

2022 Tax form
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