TADSAW Mission

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.

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New TADSAC Program

TADSAW INC has always looked to improve the TADSAW Participant Trained Service Dog (PTSD) program into the training of all the mission statements for the different populations and re-introduced the “Train a Dog – Save a Civilian” (TADSAC) program as the “Train a Dog – Save a Child/Community Member” (TADSAC) as of 30 April 2022.

TADSAW feels it should not be that hard to apply for and receive a Service Dog, especially if the program follows the TADSAW PTSD protocol. With rebranding as the “Train a Dog – Save a Community member” (TADSAC) program, TADSAW will be responsible for the funding and grant writing for TADSAC, while providing for the training and accreditation of the Medical Alert Service Dog Team at NO Charge to the Child, the Adult or their Family. Learn more about all TADSAW Programs.

2022 Accredited TADSAW Teams

As of August 17th 2022, TADSAW has accredited

  • 68 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams (M: 41//F:27)
  • 6 Vietnam Veteran Team (M: 6//F: 0)
  • 1 Train a Dog  – Save a Family (TADSAF) Member Team
  • 1 Train a Dog – Save a Child/Civilian/Community Member (TADSAC) Team

August 2022 Special

Celebrating with
August 1st – U.S. Air Force Day (Monday)
August 4th – U.S. Coast Guard Day (Thursday)
August 7th – Purple Heart Recipients Day (Sunday)
August 10th – U.S. Department of Defense Birthday (Wednesday)
August 14th – Navajo Code Talkers Day (Sunday)
August 16th – National Airborne Day (Tuesday)
August 29th – U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Birthday (Monday)
Child Support Awareness Month

Support a TADSAW Service Dog Team or TWO!
Start your own Tradition TODAY!

Donate $2,500 – 2 Veterans & 2 Battle Buddies are trained for the cost of One Team!

Other Service Dog Organizations train a dog for $25,000 to $45,000 – for only ONE Veteran? And it’s up to a 2-year wait or more!

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

Check Out “Our Donors 2022” and their building blocks!
Be part of Making a Difference and an IMPACT!! (Click on Donate Dropdown)

TADSAW Diversity

TADSAW is the leader of Service Dog Providers in the area of Diversity, striving to mirror the demographics of Our Military and Veteran population with disabilities. TADSAW Statistics thru June 30th 2022:

  • 29% of Our Teams are Female Veterans (#392)
  • 24% of Our Teams are MST Survivors (#332 – Female & Male)
  • 26% of Our Teams are Minorities (accredited #358 Service Dog Teams)
    130 African-American Teams: M: 57//F: 73
    183 Hispanic-Latina Teams: M: 117//F: 66
      15 Native American Teams: M: 9//F: 6
      17 Jewish American Teams: M: 13//F: 4
     13 Asian Pacific American Teams: M: 6//F: 7
  • Military Branch Statistics (Includes the TADSAF program)
    840 U.S. Army (62.31%) (M:612//F:228)
    162 U.S. Marine Corps (12.02%) (M:128//F:34)
    158 U.S. Navy (11.63%) (M:121//F:37)
    140 U.S. Air Force (10.39%) (M:76//F:64)
        8 U.S. Coast Guard (0.59%) (M:4//F:4)
       9 First Responder (0.66%) (M:6//F:3)  and
    31 Civilian (2.30%)  (M:6//F:25)
  • TADSAW’s Female Service Dog Teams by Demographics
    392 Total Teams
       73 African American
       66 Hispanic-Latina
         6 Native American
         7 Asian-Pacific Islander
         4 Jewish American
     236 Caucasian              

Day of Remembrance

Monday, August 22nd 2022
A Monthly Tradition since 2013
Day of Remembrance for Our Veterans who are no longer with us.
Check on those Veterans who might be in a “BADD” place!

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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TADSAW INC Statistics

July 2010 thru August 17th 2022

  • Suicides Prevented: 1,300+

  • Total TADSAW Teams: 1,352 (M: 959//F: 393)

  • Vietnam Veteran Teams: 151 (M: 140//F: 11)

  • Korean War Veteran Teams: 2

  • TADSAF Teams: 68

  • TADSAR Teams: 9

  • TADSAC Teams: 31

  • TOTAL Texas Service Dog Teams: 703

  • TOTAL Out of State Service Dog Teams: 649

TADSAW Demographics

July 2022 • June 2022

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The only thing harder than getting a new idea into the military mind is to get an old one out.
B.H. Liddell Hart

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