Phenomenex was grateful for the opportunity to work with Dogtopia of South Bay to help raise money for Next Step Service Dogs (NSSD) to train an amazing service dog for someone in active military, veteran or a first responder who has PTSD and/or a TBI.
Dogtopia, Phenomenex’s new neighbor, is the leading destination for dog daycare, boarding and spa services. We were excited to be offered the chance to work together for an amazing cause. Through an extensive bake sale with human treats and dog treats for sale, all proceeds went to Next Step Service Dogs.
Next Step Service Dogs supports courageous veterans, active military personnel, and first responders with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or mobility limitations by giving them the tools to take the next steps forward in their lives by assisting in the training of amazing service dogs.
NSSD is reducing the surging demand for well-trained and effective service dogs by supporting clients in training their own dogs for service, or by pairing them with suitable donated dogs to train. Additionally, Next Step Service Dogs provides paying jobs and career opportunities to unemployed, or underemployed, veterans; giving them the training skills to train the public’s puppies which, in turn, will reduce the number of young dogs turned over to shelters.
NSSD does not charge clients for service dogs or their training, and supports each service dog throughout its life. This is why donations are so important.
Their mission is ” to renew the life of veterans and first responders through service dog placement, training, and education by mobilizing public and private resources.”
It was an honor to meet and hear from veterans who have so greatly benefited from their service dog, and how it has completely changed their life for the better.
If you would like to learn more about Next Step Service Dogs and how you can help, learn more by clicking the link: https://www.nextstepservicedogs.org/
Check out some fun photos from the event below:
Philanthropy is a main pillar in the Phenomenex culture. We feel honored to give back to our community and those in need of help. To see a few of our past philanthropic events, click the links below: