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October 3rd 2019

Thank you @VetsAidOfficial!
TADSAW INC is humbled to announce
we’ve been selected as a 2019 grantee! 

It’s Time and You can help!
Tickets are on sale now
for the 3rd annual benefit concert in
Houston, TX! Join us! 

Thanks You @JoeWalshOfficial & friends:
@SherylCrow @zzTop @bradpaisley @NAVSOinc


Join THE COLONEL & Bart on Sunday Night
November 10th 2019
Toyota Center for
a Great Night of Entertainment!!!


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What’s Missing???
TADSAW INC is pleased to announce 
Veterans United Foundation
is the Sponsor of the

TADSAW Service Dog Team!!!!
You can still sponsor
TADSAW Service Dog Team
TSD1100 and/or TSD1111
$3,500. each

and receive #10 Challenge Coins
Commemorating this Milestone !!!
Please do not wait too long as there
are presently  1,073 Teams!!!!

For More Information : Call (210)643-2901
What’s Missing???  **  U   R **


The TADSAW program teaches
the ART of Service Dog Handling
to  Our Veterans:


is pleased to announce
the Latest MILESTONE

Gary & KACI
Trained by:
Kathy – Missouri
May 7th 2019


Now YOU can be part of
TADSAW History  and
This Special Coin  Sponsored
can be yours for a
$200.00 donation
made thru the TADSAW Donation page.

October Specials 2019 **TWO-FER Special**
Make Halloween Special in 2019
Give the Veterans a REAL TREAT!!!
Show your support for Veterans NOW
in 2019 – GIVE NOW not thinking about it
Now and thru October 31st  2019!!!
Donate $2,500 – And Two Veterans  & their Battle Buddies
are trained basically for the cost of One Team!!!
And a real special for the enterprising DONOR
– a $10,000 donation
will train TEN (10) Teams
for the price of 4 Service Dog Teams.

And remember those other Service Dog Organizations train
a dog for $25,000 to $45,000
– JUST FOR ONLY one Veteran???
And up to a 2-year wait or more!!!

Supporting the  Veteran is not just a ‘once a year event’ …..
it is an every day struggle of survival in order to PREVAIL!!

Check Out “Our Donors 2019”
and Their Building Blocks!!!!
Be part of Making a Difference!!!
(Click on Donate Dropdown)

What’s in YOUR FUTURE?????
Service Dog Training represents therapy
in the “HERE & NOW“!!!
Traditional counseling the therapy
in the “THEN & WAS“!!!!!

Why treat PTSD as a mental health/mental illness,
and not as an OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD????
And be treated with Occupational Therapy!!!!
MIADS !!!! hmmm!!!!


 The level of Sarcasm depends upon

the other person’s level of Stupidity!!!!


October  22nd 2019 (TUESDAY!!!)
A Monthly Tradition since 2013
Day of Remembrance for Our Veterans who are no longer with us!
And to check on those who might be in a “BADD” place!!!



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Since July 2010, TADSAW has accredited 1,077 Service Dog Teams, including 128 Vietnam Veteran (M:119//F:9) and TWO Korean War Veteran and 53 TADSAF (“Train a Dog – Save a Family” member program) Service Dog Teams.

Male :        785

Female:    292

NOW in 2019 –  TADSAW has accredited 127 Service Dog Teams (Male:88//Female:39), including 16 Vietnam Veteran  (M:14//F:2) and ONE Korean War Veteran and 5 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. 


At this monumental stage of TADSAW INC history, accrediting the 1000th Medical Alert Service Dog Team, I want to start by saying “THANK YOU” to all who have been involved with the Train a Dog – Save a Warrior’ (TADSAW) program, from the early beginning in July 2010. Special Thanks to PENNY, KELSIE & GRACIE – the ‘Matron Saints’ of TADSAW, and THE COLONEL- who has shared this journey with me since 2011.

First, I wish to Thank TADSAW’s cofounder Patsy, Pennys From Heaven Foundation,  Mitch – U.S. Army Veteran who initiated the reason and need for such a program, and Andrew and Brandi, his wife, – U.S. Army Retired & COCOA – our first applicant and TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD0001, and the first Trainer Karen, San Antonio, TX

Secondly, I want to THANK each and every applicant, program participant and Battle Buddy, Dog Trainers, Families and all the Donors who made all of this happen over the years until this Milestone of TADSAW Service Dog Team TSD1000 was accredited on May 7th 2010. And Congratulations goes to Gary & KACI   TSD 1000 and their Trainer Kathy S. of Missouri

The TADSAW program is successful because of the belief a Veteran can train their own Service Dog, to navigate and warn them of the triggers that are the memories of battles, loss of friends, and the destruction associated with war and conflicts. The anxiety and depression induced from years of service and deployments take their toll on the members of the Armed Services, no matter where they served, engaged in or supportive of the combat mission. They are all brothers and sisters of the same family vested in the same mission.  This is why the term Military Induced Anxiety Depression Syndrome (MIADS) describes the medical condition so much more appropriately, as an occupational hazard, rather than a mental health and/or mental health issue.

These men and women who served came into the military not knowing of what was expected of them and they trained to be part of a team and be successful on the missions they were given. The same is true of the TADSAW program, “Together you train to hone your skills and BOND as a Team”.  That is what a Medical Alert Service Dog Team is.

Once again, many thanks to all of the Teams and Trainers from TSD0002 thru TSD0999 – who with out all of you and your Battle Buddies hard work, would this day not be possible.

And Thanks to the words of Ross Perot, at a meeting in October 2010, when he asked how many lives could TADSAW help. At the time I had no idea, but I learned and know now that TADSAW has made a difference in the lives of 1,000 Veterans and 1,000 Battle Buddies, AND 1,000 Families and 1,000 neighborhoods AND 1,000 COMMUNITIES across the Untied States with a Medical Alert Service Dog.

Thank You to everyone involved in the success of TADSAW INC. It is with much honor and privilege that TADSAW continues the program for all of our Veterans and their families.

Congratulations and Best of Luck now and always to All of the Teams…

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”!!


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 Military Induced Anxiety Depression Syndrome (MIADS), 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 Veteran or family.

TADSAW, INC. supports a third program, the ‘Train a Dog  – Save a  First 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  Occupation Related Induced Anxiety Depression Syndrome (ORIADS), PTSD , etc. caused by 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

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The Nose Knows

Here and Now


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TADSAW INC Milestones

  • 05/07/2019 - 1000th Service Dog Team accredited: TSD1000 - Gary & KACI - Missouri

  • 01/14/2019 - 700th Male Veteran Service Dog Team accredited: TSDS0955 - Tom & JETHRO - Rhode Island

  • 07/20/2018 - 900th Medical Alert Service Dog Team accredited: TSDS0900//VV0109 - Bill & SPIRIT - Georgia

  • 06/28/2018 - 100th MALE Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Team accredited: TSDS0891/VV0107 - Ohio : Randy & JoJo

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

  • 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

TADSAW INC Statistics

July 2010 – October 13th 2019

  • Total TADSAW Service Dog Teams: 1,077

  • Male | Female Veteran Service Dog Teams: 785 ll 292

  • Total Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Teams: 128 (Male: 119//Female: 9)

  • Total Korean War Veteran Service Dog Teams: TWO

  • Total TADSAF (‘Train a Dog – Save a Family’ member) Service Dog Teams: 53

Since July 2010, TADSAW has accredited 1,077  Service Dog Teams, including 128 Vietnam Veteran (M:119//F:9) and TWO Korean War Veteran and 53 TADSAF (“Train a Dog – Save a Family” member program) Service Dog Teams.

Male:       785

Female:   292

NOW in 2019 – TADSAW has accredited 127 Service Dog Teams (Male:88//Female:39)  including  16 Vietnam Veteran (M:14//F:2) and  ONE Korean War Veteran and TADSAF Service Dog Teams !!!!!


April 1, 2019 thru  May 20, 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.

Check out the Team as they finish Save22aday Bicycle Tour!!!!

Monthly 22nd 2018 – Day of Remembrance
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” NOW!!!