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Thoughts for this weekend in May 2018…

The Questions are hard……. The Answers are difficult……but The Solutions are easy !!!!

Wishing all of you a SAFE & HAPPY Mother’s Day weekend !!!!!


NEW TADSAW T-shirt Campaign – now thru May 20th 2018… Please click on the link to view the design in T-shirt and Tank Styles


Thank You for visiting the site and becoming part of the TADSAW Donor Family.


a-MAYzing Donation Deals

This MAY is filled with many opportunities to make a donation in the honor of loved ones, well actually every year!!

First Sunday May 13th .… MOTHER’s DAY  whether or not your Mother served in Our Nation…… she was there for each and everyone of you when you needed her!!

Then Saturday May 16th …… ARMED FORCES DAY…. and what better way to celebrate those who served,  by making a donation in their name and/or Branch of Service

And Monday May 28th …… MEMORIAL DAY…. honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on and off the Battlefield.

They may have come home from war but the memories never are forgotten.

Donate whatever amount you are comfortable with… as no donation is too small and each one does make a difference.

Make a $50. donation and receive the TADSAW T-shirt, the TADSAW Magnetic Sign, the TADSAW Pen  and three (3) TADSAW Wristbands (Visit the Merchandise Page to view)

For those who wish to make a donation of $2,500. –  TADSAW DOGO (Donate for 1 Team and provide for a 2nd Team at no additional cost!!) and for the donor feeling really generous –  a $10,000. donation will provide for the training of 10 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams!!!

Just click on the DONATE button and make your donation

This AMAYzing Offer Ends at Midnight May 31st 2018!!!

Donate now and donate often!!!

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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services policy brief on understanding the impact of suicide in rural America

Rural Health Information Hub, April 24, 2018

In 2015, an American took their own life roughly every 12 minutes, making suicide the 10th leading cause of mortality in the U.S. Although suicide affects both rural and urban residents, rural populations face persistent and widening increases in suicide.

What does this mean???  Is Veteran suicide one out of every 6 suicides that occur in the United States, at least based on 2015 figures, in rural America.?? Is this supposed to be comforting???
Most of those who serve ARE from rural America. We need to do more and make those officials in the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration  take more responsibility and accountability in keeping them alive and reduce and prevent suicide!!!




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!!!!!!!!


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


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 858 Service Dog Teams, including 104 Vietnam Veteran and ONE Korean War Veteran and 40 TADSAF (“Train a Dog – Save a Family” member program) Service Dog Teams.

Male :        637

Female:     221

In 2018, TADSAW has accredited 57 Service Dog Teams, (M:37/F:20) including 8 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. 


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”!!


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


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 – May 16th 2018

  • Total TADSAW Service Dog Teams: 858

  • Male | Female Veteran Service Dog Teams: 637| 221

  • Total Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Teams: 104 (Male:97//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 858 Service Dog Teams, including 104 Vietnam Veteran (M:97//F:7) and ONE Korean War Veteran and 40 TADSAF (“Train a Dog – Save a Family” member program) Service Dog Teams.

Male:       637

Female:   221

In 2018, TADSAW has accredited 57 Service Dog Teams (M:37//F:20, including 8 Vietnam Veteran (M:7//F:1) and ONE TADSAF Service Dog Teams!!!!