Say hello to #NaturesSelectDog, Tillman!
Ahead of Memorial Day, we thought it was only fitting that we share this patriotic Service Dog story about our buddy, Tillman! Tilly is a certified service dog and was trained by the Next Step Service Dog (NSSD) organization in Escondido, California. *Fun Fact* Tilly is named after Pat Tillman – a professional football player who left his sports career and enlisted in the US Army Rangers in May 2002 following the aftermath of 9/11. Tillman LOVES going to dog beach and catching frisbees with his handler, Anthony. He absolutely loves his Kong & dog bones, and he just can’t resist a good chew toy! Tilly thrives on our Select Multi Protein Recipe and is a very good boy living an extraordinary life with his handler in Southern California.
NSSD trains service dogs for Veterans and First Responders with PTSD, TBI and/or MST. All of their dogs are trained to provide the foundation cues and behaviors related to PTSD. One they’re paired up, their training then becomes individualized, and they learn specific tasks directly related to their human’s needs. Their mission is to renew the lives of Veterans and First Responders with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries, and/or Military Sexual Trauma through the training and placement of highly trained service dogs. We are in awe of the amazing work our friends at NSSD do and we are happy to support them and supply Nature's Select Pet Food to both dogs in training and service dogs matched with Veterans and First Responders. Learn more about what they do and check out amazing stories by clicking below to follow them on Instagram! And a very special thank you to all who serve our beautiful country to keep all of us safe - God Bless you all. Thank you for all you sacrifice.