Blue Star Service Dog Collection Drive

United Financial Credit Union is holding a collection drive to benefit Blue Star Service Dogs.

The drive is seeking treats and training supplies for these service dogs.
Items can be dropped at any United Financial location until June 15th.

Blue Star Service Dogs provide military veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries, a path to healing through service dogs and specialized training. These programs are more than just assistance, they are about transforming lives, healing wounds both seen and unseen, and offering families a chance for new beginnings. They select dogs from shelters and rescues that have desired behaviors and characteristics to start training to be a service dog. They go from the shelter/rescue to prison, where they start their daily training overseen by the trainers at Blue Star Service Dogs in a prison housed training programs- either at the Freeland Correctional Facility or Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer. Each dog is housed for 4-6 months with their inmate handlers, to master basic obedience, command training, and pre-task training before they are paired with their veteran participant.

Donation Items 

Dog Items
Gift Cards Pet supply stores – Soft Training Treats (made in USA) – Dehydrated Beef Lung – Airline Dog Crates
Heavy duty dog beds – medium and large – Flat Fleece Dog Beds (Crate pads)
Nyla bones – Kongs – Chuck Its – Antlers – Choo bees  – Pill Pockets – Furminators
Grooming Mitts – Pet Wipes – Nail Trimmers and Dremels
Collapsible Bowls – Travel water bottles 
Chewy Wish List

Veteran Items
Treat Pouch – Pet Store Gift Cards – Small packs (To carry dog items)
Gas Gift Cards – Pet First Aid Kits
Gift Cards (Gas cards/home improvement/ pet stores)
Morale patches (Velcro backed) – Unique Training Items
Dog life jackets – Dog shoes


​United Financial CU is a drop off location for items.