Welcome to Stiggy’s Dogs!

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Stiggy’s Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides our military veterans living with PTSD and TBI another method of healing through service and companion dogs. Through our programs, we seek to help heal the wounds of war, provide families with new beginnings and raise awareness about the potential of shelter and rescue dogs everywhere.

All of our dogs are rescued. The come from rescue organizations, shelters, animal control agencies and humane societies. We believe that many mixed breed and rescue dogs can make wonderful service dogs and provide a mutually beneficial relationship with a veteran living with PTSD and/or TBI.

By doing this, we are rescuing one to rescue another.

If you would like to apply for a service dog, please send an e-mail to info@stiggysdogs.org.


Stiggy’s Dogs was founded to carry on the compassion toward animals and life work of HM3 Benjamin “Doc Stiggy” Castiglione who gave his life while caring for his soldiers as a Navy Corpsman in Afghanistan in September 2009. We work to keep taking care of ALL veterans in Doc Stiggy’s name.





Stiggy’s Dogs

2610 Bowen Road

Howell, MI 48855



Stiggy’s Dogs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization