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TADSAW IS A LEADER IN THE AREA IN DIVERSITY.
30% OF OUR TEAMS ARE FEMALE VETERANS AND 25% OF OUR TEAMS ARE MINORITIES.

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Happy OCTOBER 2020

Wishing Everyone a
SAFE & HEALTHY
Month of  October!!!

Phrase of the Month
“MISSED INTERVENTION OPPORTUNITY”
A U.S. Navy phrase about why
Active Duty Suicides have increase
by at least 20% for  4 Branches of Service
for the year ending September 2020
DON’T MISS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO
INTERVENE AND RESCUE SOMEONE”!!

Other Important Dates to Observe:
Monday October 12th : COLUMBUS DAY
Saturday October 31st : HALLOWEEN

Thought for the Month (or LONGER!!)

“Do not get lost in a sea of despair.
Be hopeful, be optimistic.
Our struggle is not the struggle of
a day, a week, a month, or a year,
it is the struggle of a lifetime.
Never, ever be afraid to make
some noise and get in
Good trouble, Necessary trouble.”
Congressman John R. Lewis
June 2018

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PLEASE Continue to Stay
SAFE & HEALTHY 
thru this 2020 Crisis –
The Coronavirus Pandemic
or
any of the 2020 “CRISES du JOUR”!!!

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TADSAW INC is the  leader of Service Dog Providers in the
area of diversity, striving to mirror the demographics
of Our Veteran population with disabilities.
27% of Our Teams are Female Veterans (#320)
  25% of Our Teams are Minorities (#296)
And are  accredited  Service Dog Teams
throughout the United States
However, it would be less complicated if we replaced
the “hyphenated American” reference with the term
just  AMERICAN!!!

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October  Special 2020 **TWO-FER Special**
**YO _ _ ** Opportunity to
Show your support for Veterans NOW
In celebration of
Surviving another Month
and
The Autumn of 2020

Support a TADSAW Service Dog Team or TWO!!!

in 2020 – GIVE NOW not thinking about it
JUST DO IT !!!! MAKE AN IMPACT!!
Start your Tradition TODAY!!!!
Now and thru October 31st 2020!!!
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 2020”
and Their Building Blocks!!!!
Be part of Making a Difference!!!
(Click on Donate Dropdown)
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What’s in YOUR FUTURE?????
Service Dog Training represents therapy
in the “HERE & NOW“!!!
Versus
Traditional counseling the therapy
in the “THEN & WAS“!!!!!

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

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 The level of Sarcasm depends upon

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

DID YOU KNOW???

When scientists mapped out the bovine genome in 2009,

they discovered that cattle have about 22,000 genes;

80 percent of their genes are shared with humans !!

Think about that fact and draw your own conclusion!!!

Bart Sherwood

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The TADSAW program teaches
the ART of Service Dog Handling
to  Our Veterans:
ACCOUNTABILITY – RESPONSIBILITY – TRAINING

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OCTOBER 22nd 2020 (THURSDAY!!!)
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!!!

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JUST IN CASE  YOU NEED THIS:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255

The only thing harder than getting a new idea into the military mind
is
TO GET AN OLD ONE OUT.
B.H. Liddell Hart
a quote from
Changing Minds in the Army:
Why It’s So Difficult and What To Do About It
Stephen J. Gerras and Leonard Wong
U.S. Army War College, June 2013
AND STILL THE PROBLEM EXISTS!!!!!!

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Since July 2010, TADSAW has accredited 1,172 Service Dog Teams, including 138 Vietnam Veteran (M:127//F:11) and TWO Korean War Veteran and 59 TADSAF (“Train a Dog – Save a Family” member program) and 7 TADSAR (Train a Dog – Save a First Responder) and 26 TADSAC (Train a Dog – Save a Civilian)  Service Dog Teams.

Male :        848

Female:     324

NOW in 2020, TADSAW has accredited 72 Service Dog Teams (M:43//F:29), including 10 Vietnam Veteran (M:8//F:2) and 5 TADSAF  and 2 TADSAR and 3 TADSAC Service Dog Teams!!!!

TADSAW is the leader of Service Dog Providers in the area of Diversity, striving to mirror the demographics of Our Military and Veteran populations with disabilities.  27% of Our Teams are Female Veterans.  25% of Our Teams are Minorities, having accredited 299 Service Dog Teams throughout their communities, represented by 107 African-American (M:44//F:63) and 153 Hispanic-Latina (M:95//F:58).and 39 other Ethnicities (M:24//F:15). However, it would be less complicated if we replaced the “hyphenated American” with just AMERICAN!!!

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 SERVICE DOG TEAM TSD1000

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”!!

NOW – ABOUT THE PROGRAM

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.

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The JOURNEY

TADSAW INC Milestones

  • 02/06/2020 - 300th Female Veteran Service Dog Team accredited: TSD1110 - Afi & BEAR - Texas

  • 12/21/2019 - 1100th TADSAW Service Dog Team accredited: TSD1100 - MATTHEW & DIESEL - Texas

  • 11/23/2019 - 800th Male Veteran Service Dog Team accredited: TSD1095 - TERRENCE & BAILEY - Texas

  • 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 thru October 22nd 2020 !!!

  • Total TADSAW Service Dog Teams: 1,172

  • Male | Female Veteran Service Dog Teams: 848 ll 324

  • Total Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Teams: 138 (Male: 127 //Female: 11)

  • Total Korean War Veteran Service Dog Teams: TWO

  • Total TADSAF (‘Train a Dog – Save a Family’ member) Service Dog Teams: 59

  • Total TADSAR (‘Train a Dog – Save a First Responder’ member) Service Dog Teams: 8

  • Total TADSAC (‘Train a Dog – Save a Civilian) Service Dog Teams: 26

Since July 2010, TADSAW has accredited 1,172 Service Dog Teams, including 138 Vietnam Veteran (M:127//F:11) and TWO Korean War Veteran and 59 TADSAF (“Train a Dog – Save a Family” member program) and 8 TADSAR (Train a Dog  – Save a First Responder) and 26 TADSAC (Train a Dog – Save a Civilian) Service Dog Teams.

Male:       848

Female:   324

NOW in 2020, TADSAW has accredited 72 Service Dog Teams (M:43//F:29), including 10 Vietnam Veteran (M:8//F:2) and 5 TADSAF and 2 TADSAR and 5 TADSAC Teams !!

TADSAW is the leader of Service Dog Providers in the area of Diversity, striving to mirror the demographics of Our Military and Veteran populations with disabilities.  27% of Our Teams are Female Veterans.  25% of Our Teams are Minorities, having accredited 299 Service Dog Teams throughout their communities, represented by 107 African-American (M:44//F:63) and 153 Hispanic-Latina (M:95//F:58).and 39 other Ethnicities (M:24//F:15). However, it would be less complicated if we replaced the “hyphenated American” with just AMERICAN!!!

 

Calendar

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!!!

CONTACT TADSAW TODAY!