A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – EIN 870884415
Thin Line Service Dogs (TLSD) was co-founded by Wayne and Anjanette Montano. Anjanette uses a service dog because of back injuries and Wayne is a firefighter and Veteran. Thin Line Service Dogs serves First Responders and Veterans with a BOLD PURPOSE through breeding and training. The non-profit was established in 2021. The couple were moved by the findings of:
It said that First Responders are more likely to die by suicide than in the line of duty. The report goes on to say that “suicide is a result of mental illness, including depression and PTSD, which stems from constant exposure to death and destruction”.
The name Thin Line is in reference to a line of danger which First Responders and Veterans voluntarily cross for the greater good of society
Thin Line Service Dogs (TLSD) is a pioneering organization that provides service dogs to First Responders and Veterans at no cost. Our goal is to train dogs to enhance the lives of the heroes who have selflessly served. We select and train assistant, mental health, medical health and facility service dogs.