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.

Latest TADSAW News

🎙 New Podcast Episode!

Bart was featured on the Chezuba Podcast. The episode titled TADSAW Incorporated: Healing Heroes with Canine Companionship talks about how TADSAW carefully matches highly trained service dogs with veterans and first responders, providing them with companionship, love, and a sense of purpose. Listen here!

TADSAW Turns 13! 

TADSAW has made an impact in the lives of over 1400 veterans and civilians. It is everyone who has supported us with donations, sponsorships, and helping spread the word about our organization that we have been here for these 13 years! So from everyone here at TADSAW, thank YOU!

Spectrum News: In Focus

2023 Accredited TADSAW Teams

As of September 20th  2023 TADSAW has accredited

  • 59 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams (M: 33//F:26)
  •  7 Vietnam Veteran (M:7//F: not yet!)
  • ONE TADSAF (Train a Dog – Save a Family Member) Team (F:1//M: not yet!)
  • ONE TADSAR (Train a Dog – Save a First Responder) Team (F:1//M: not yet!)
  • 6 TADSAC (Train a Dog – Save a Child/Community Member) Team (F:4//M: 2)

TADSAW INC Statistics

July 2010 thru September 20th 2023

  • Suicides Prevented: 1,400+

  • Total TADSAW Teams: 1,436 (M: 1,005//F: 431)

  • Vietnam Veteran Teams: 161 (M: 150//F: 11)

  • Korean War Veteran Teams: 2

  • TADSAF Teams: 69

  • TADSAR Teams: 10

  • TADSAC Teams: 38

  • TOTAL Texas Service Dog Teams: 740

  • TOTAL Other State Service Dog Teams: 696

TADSAW Diversity

TADSAW is the leader of Service Dog Providers in the area of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion striving to mirror the demographics of Our Military and Veteran population with disabilities. TADSAW Statistics thru August 31st 2023:

  • 30% of Our Teams are Female Veterans (#428)
  • 25% of Our Teams are MST Survivors (#358- Female & Male)
  • 26% of Our Teams are Minorities (accredited #384 Service Dog Teams)
    145 African-American Teams: (10.15%) M: 66//F: 79
    193 Hispanic-Latina Teams: (13.52%) M: 122//F: 71
      16 Native American Teams: (1.12%) M: 9//F: 7
      17 Jewish American Teams: (1.19%) M: 13//F: 4
     13 Asian Pacific American Teams:  (0.91%) M: 6//F: 7
  • Military Branch Statistics (Includes the TADSAF program)
    880 U.S. Army (61.58%) (M:633//F:247)
    170 U.S. Marine Corps (11.89%) (M:134//F:36)
    174 U.S. Navy (12.18%) (M:132//F:42)
    U.S. Air Force (10.43%) (M:79//F:70)
        8 U.S. Coast Guard (0.56%) (M:4//F:4
       10 TADSAR First Responder (0.70%) (M:6//F:4)
  •   38 TADSAC – Child/Civilian/ommunity member (2.66%)  (M:8//F:30)
     161 Vietnam WarVeterans **ALL BRANCHES (11.27%) (M:150//F:11)

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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Roger C. and his dog BEAU graduated on April 14th, 2023! Roger C. & BEAU are TSD1400//Vietnam Veteran VV0156. Congratulations team and TADSAW Trainer Angela S. in Oklahoma!

1000th Male TADSAW Team!
Ronald & Angel graduated on July 26th, 2023 in Texas as TSD1425//Vietnam Veteran VV0160 with trainer Therese. This is Ronald’s 2nd TADSAW Participant Trained Service Dog, a true “Triple Crown” winner of our program!

TADSAW Demographics

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Day of Remembrance

Friday, September 22nd 2023
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!


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