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TADSAW Accredits 100th & 101st Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Teams - WELCOME HOME!!

For those of you movie trivia buffs, you might remember Strother Martin’s memorable quote in the movie ‘Cool Hand Luke‘ starring Paul Newman.  The line, referring to Newman’s character and his inability to get along in the prison camp, was “What we have here is a failure to communicate!!” A standout moment in movie history.

The same thing might be stated in regards to the Department of Veterans Affairs taking care of the Veterans’ needs for themselves when needing additional equipment or canine insurance for Service Dogs not trained thru an Assistance Dogs International (ADI) member organization, which has been given the proverbial GOLD CARD!!!  The statement might sound like this “What we have here is a REGULATED MONOPOLY!!!!”  It is truly a sad moment in VA history when the Veterans’ needs are refused because of the organization training the Service Dog.    bart 04/09/2018

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***NEWS ALERT **** TADSAW MILESTONE Achieved **** NEWS ALERT***

TADSAW INC celebrates a unique double with TADSAW Trainer Sherrie from Massachusetts. Today March 19th the Sherrie’s Connecticut Veteran completed the program and became  TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0832 AND Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Team VV0100 !!!! Congratulations to Michael & BAILEY!!!!!!!!

******* TAX DAY  MADNESS   S P E C I A L *******

Donate $2,500. for  the training of One Medical Alert Service Dog Team –and get a 2nd Team trained at no additional cost!!!!!

Saving 2 Veterans and 2 Dogs at a time!!! WOW what a deal and it will not last long!!!! Get a jump on 2018′ donation at the same time when you file your 2017 Income Tax by writing a check or a pledge to TADSAW to cover the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog Team….

Offer expires when the clock strikes 12 Midnight on April 16th 2018!!!! Remember April 15th is a Sunday!!!!

Turn your 2018 donation into  a lifetime investment for a Veteran and Their Service Dog and their family!!!!!

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In an unprecedented  change, effective immediately, TADSAW INC encourages and welcomes the participation of  GOLD STAR FAMILIES –  parents and siblings – in the ‘Train a Dog – Save a Family’ member (TADSAF) program to receive a Medical Alert Service Dog. Please read the revised TADSAW INC Mission statement:

TADSAW, INC’s program ‘Train a Dog – Save a Family’ member (TADSAF), provides for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog for any Veteran’s immediate family, spouse and/or children, including the GOLD STAR parents or siblings, surviving with compassion fatigue, secondary MIADS/PTSD, or any other physical or mental health issue diagnosed while the Veteran was deployed or on Active Duty, in order to restore and improve the individual’s Quality of Life with a canine ‘Buddy’, at NO CHARGE to the family.

For additional information and/or an application, Please contact Bart Sherwood at (210)643-2901.

Remember: ALL LIVES MATTER!!!!

Since July 2010, TADSAW has accredited 843 Service Dog Teams, including 102 Vietnam Veteran and ONE Korean War Veteran and 40 TADSAF (“Train a Dog – Save a Family” member program) Service Dog Teams.

Male :        628

Female:     215

In 2017, TADSAW accredited 168 Service Dog Teams, including 18 Vietnam Veteran and 11 TADSAF Service Dog Teams.

And NOW 2018, TADSAW has accredited 42 Service Dog Teams, (M:28//F:14) including 6 Vietnam Veteran and ONE TADSAF Service Dog Teams!!!!

And remember those other Service Dog Organizations train one dog for $25,000 to $45,000 – just for one Veteran!!!!!  And TADSAW is still training one  Medical Alert Service Dog Team for $2,500. 

TADSAW DOG TRAINERS

big-give-sa-photoYou, as trainers, obviously see the way our rescue dogs change, and in many cases, save lives.  As Program Director and Founder of TADSAW I am asking you to become further involved by supporting TADSAW, as the need for funding is greater now than ever before.

I invite you to please immediately post the following link to your ‘Facebook’ pages and websites so that your friends and families can make a contribution to TADSAW, INC.  This is a huge opportunity to have nationwide donor participation following TADSAW in your own backyards.

Although every Service Dog Organization is responsible for the actions of the Service Dogs evaluated, trained and accredited, it is still the after training handling by the Dog’s handler, in this case the Veteran, to maintain TADSAW’s philosophy “If you set your dog up to fail, the Dog will fail” and consequently so will the Veteran.

A Service Dog may be accredited by successfully completing the Public Access Temperament Test, but in reality the dog only goes from the status of an “in-training service dog” to a “Service Dog In-Training” for the remainder of their career. And the handler must be aware of this at all times. Having a Service Dog is a 24/7/365 commitment for Life!!!

 

It is still TADSAW’s commitment to using only positive reinforced training methodology in the building of the canine-human bond, so necessary in any type of working dog relationship. ‘TOGETHER YOU TRAIN TO HONE YOUR SKILLS AND BOND AS A TEAM”!!

BREAKING NEWS

TADSAW – Train a Dog Save a Warrior

TADSAW, INC. is a Texas 501(c)(3)  not for profit organization, EIN:45-4556055,  administering  the ‘Train A Dog – Save A Warrior’ (TADSAW) program.

The TADSAW, INC. mission is to provide for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog, as designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990/2010 guidelines, for any wounded Veteran Service Member (Active Duty. Retired, Discharged) surviving with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in order to restore and improve the Veteran’s Quality of Life with a canine ‘Battle Buddy’, at no charge to the Veteran or the family.

TADSAW, INC. oversees a second program, the ‘Train A Dog – Save A Family’ (TADSAF), which also provides for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog for any Veteran’s immediate family, spouse and/or children, surviving with compassion fatigue, secondary Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or any other mental health issue diagnosed while the Veteran was deployed or on Active Duty, in order to restore and improve the individuals Quality of Life with a canine ‘Buddy’, at no charge to the family.

TADSAW, INC. supports a third program, the ‘Train A DOG – Save A Responder’ (TADSAR), which also provides for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog for any First Responder, Local and State Police, Fire Fighters, and Hospital staff, surviving with the aftermath of treating individuals that are victims of catastrophic events or accidents.

TADSAW, INC. is committed to serving the United States Military men and women, their families and the First Responders, responsible with protecting our nation.

Watch Some Amazing TADSAW Videos

Dieter performing as service dog

Calendar

April 1, 2019
Trans-America Cycling is recruiting a team of 22 cyclists for a cross-country bicycle tour from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL, starting April 1, 2019.  The coast-to-coast (Southern Tier) Save-22-a-Day Trans-America Bicycle Tour will raise awareness of US military veterans’ high suicide rate of 22 victims per day, and will promote veterans’ charities offering solutions, primarily TRAIN A DOG SAVE A WARRIOR (TADSAW), training service dogs for veterans.

TADSAW and other veterans’ charities assist veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Help American Veterans by joining the team of 22 riders.  For more details about the tour and to join, go to the websites: http://save22aday.org and http://transamericacycling.com.

May 26, 2018 – Juan Seguin High School, Arlington, TX
5km Fun Walk/Fun Run benefiting TADSAW and DFW Honor Flight – at Veterans Park, Arlington, TX

May 19, 2018 – OEF/OIF Welcome Home Event  10:30AM to 2:00PM – Morgan’s Wonderland, San Antonio, TX

April 21, 2018( Saturday)
Exceptional Family Member Spring Festival 10AM to 2PM at Meadows Elementary School, Fort Hood TX

April 15, 2018 – Stockton State College, Stockton, New Jersey

April 14, 2018 – Poker Run Motorcycle benefit for TADSAW – San Antonio

April 8th 2018 – Lucky Dog Riding Club ‘Poker Run – East Haven, CT

Monthly 22nd 2018 – Day of Rememberance
Today the Twenty-second of the month is the day to “Remember Your Battle Buddy” and to reach out and “Call & Check on your Buddy”!

TADSAW INC Milestones

  • 03/19/2018 - 100th Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Team accredited: TSDS0832/VV0100 - Massachusetts

  • 03/16/2018 - 400th Out-of-state TADSAW Service Dog Team accredited: TSD0830 - Louisiana

  • 12/18/2017 - 800th TADSAW Service Dog Team and 600th Male Veteran Service Dog Team

  • 12/18/2017 - 600th Male Veteran Service Dog Team accredited - TSD0800

  • 08/31/2017 – 200th Woman Veteran Service Dog Team TSD0784

    12/18/2017 – TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0800 accredited  & 600th Male Veteran Service Dog Team

  • 03/27/2017 – 500th Male Veteran Service Dog Team accredited

  • 09/30/2016 – TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0600 accredited

  • 02/29/2016 – TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0500 accredited

  • 09/15/2015 - 100th Women Veteran Service Dog Team accredited

  • 06/15/2015 – TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0400 accredited

  • 07/27/2014 – TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0300 accredited

  • 01/13/2014 – TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0200 accredited

  • 04/04/2013 – TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0100 accredited

  • 01/01/2012 – TADSAW INC officially is EIN 45-4556055 – a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization!!

  • 12/19/2011 – First Women Veteran Service Dog Team accredited

  • 12/19/2011 – Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Team VV0001 accredited

  • 11/29/2010 – TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0001 accredited

  • 07/30/2010 – First Application submitted and begins training

  • 07/19/2010 – ‘Train a Dog – Save a Warrior’ (TADSAW) program born under the Penny’s From Heaven Foundation

TADSAW INC Statistics

July 2010 – April 11th 2018

  • Total TADSAW Service Dog Teams: 843

  • Male | Female Veteran Service Dog Teams: 628| 215

  • Total Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Teams: 102 (Male:95//Female: 7)

  • Total Korean War Veteran Service Dog Teams: ONE

  • Total TADSAF (‘Train a Dog – Save a Family’ Member program) Service Dog Teams: 40

Since July 2010, TADSAW has accredited 843 Service Dog Teams, including 102 Vietnam Veteran and ONE Korean War Veteran and 40 TADSAF (“Train a Dog – Save a Family” member program) Service Dog Teams.

Male:       628

Female:   215

In 2018, TADSAW has accredited 42 Service Dog Teams (M:28//F:14), including Vietnam Veteran and ONE TADSAF Service Dog Teams!!!!

CONTACT TADSAW TODAY!