Courage Service Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2013 by Lisa Burkett. Our mission is to enhance the mental well-being of the first responders who ensure the safety and security of our communities. Police officers and firefighters are regularly exposed to stressful situations during their daily routine. These experiences can lead to depression and anxiety. Under certain conditions, these symptoms can initiate the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Without intervention, mental health issues can escalate and become challenging to treat. Our organization is focused on managing these symptoms as they surface in order to hinder the decline in mental fitness over the years.