Moxie (and her siblings!) on the move

April 11, 2016 

Hello Friends,

We create our North Star partnerships between our carefully bred and raised North Star dogs and the children they serve all over the world. Sometimes our pups are raised in schools, which greatly helps the puppy raising children to develop understanding and empathy for children who must face challenges; we believe there is no better way to learn about tolerance than through the eyes of a pup being raised to help:

And here are some other video links to take you back through our sixteen year history of breeding, socializing and partnering North Star dogs carefully with children who face social, emotional or eductional challenges. We fully intend to go at least another sixteen years serving children with special needs, so any support you can lend us by way of volunteering your time or donating to help cover costs of our work would not just be greatly appreciated, but also considered tax deductible, as we are a 501 (c) nonprofit organization (EIN # O6-1589586).   

Angels Aware:

Home Before Dark:

Raising Your North Star:

Northern Lights:

You can learn more about our work on our website at, and once there can choose to donate to support us (or send a check made out to North Star Foundation to my attention at 20 Deerfield Lane, Storrs, CT 06268); either way your efforts will allow us to continue our work helping children who face challenges through the use of animal assisted therapy and assistance/therapy dog placements with well bred, well socialized, and trained North Star dogs in a nonprofit way.

I thank you in advance for your kind and very necessary support! We are trying very hard to keep this service affordable for the many children who could benefit and the more support we enjoy, the more children we can help...  

For more information or to learn how to help create or sponsor a North Star placement, please contact: 

Patty Dobbs Gross
Founder & Executive Director
North Star Foundation
20 Deerfield Lane
Storrs, CT 06268
+1.860.423.0664 (home)

"We help children find their way..."