North Star Foundation

Rating: 4.31 stars   45 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals, Disabilities, Human Services, Cancer


20 Deerfield Ln Storrs CT 06268 USA


North Star Foundation was formed to help children who have developmental differences such as autism, or who must face challenges such as the loss of a parent, through the use of a specially bred and trained Assistance Dog. Our mission is to help children reach their social, emotional, and educational goals through the use of Animal-Assisted Therapy. We work with the children's existing therapists to help them incorporate their North Star dog into a child's therapeutic program. We travel to childrens' schools to present a program to their peers that promotes tolerance and understanding, as we believe there is no better way to teach tolerance than through the avenue of an Assistance Dog that is trained to help. We also work with children's families, teaching them how to use their North Star Dog to help smooth transitions and soothe anxiety for everybody on the homefront.

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Reviews for North Star Foundation

Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

i was looking for information on training a puppy to help my son who has high functioning asperger's syndrome. the North Star Foundation has been more than helpful to me. they returned my email almost immediately and had a large amount of helpful information and resources. i would recommend them to anyone looking for help in finding or training a therapy dog.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

resources and useful information from a very knowledgable source

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

have them located in pennsylvania so we could visit and possibly volunteer

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