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

Klassisch Dubs Car Show

This years Klassisch Dubs Car Show event is benefiting TADSAW. Go and check out all the cool cars! Visit their website for more info!

Car Show
Kirby VFW Post 2059
3202 Ackerman Rd, SA TX 78219
Sat, June 3rd, 2023 at 10:00 AM CDT

Walk-A-Thon for TADSAW

A walk-a-thon is being held in Pennsylvania and you can participate virtually! Download this form and start getting your pledges together. Pledges or donations can also be made here. The walk will be help June 4th, 2023. All proceeds will benefit TADSAW.

Vietnam War 50th Commemoration

TADSAW INC has always supported the Vietnam Veteran in their training of a Medical Alert Service Dog Team since the beginning in July 2010!! The reason is that while the troops were fighting in the foreign country, Bart was in college and the U.S. Army Reserves. These service members were protecting the rights of American citizens to follow the First Amendment and because of this, TADSAW made the commitment to honor those Vietnam Veterans in need and bring them back home with the addition of a Service Dog.

To date, May 17th 2023, TADSAW has 158 Vietnam Veteran Medical Alert Service Dog Teams throughout the Country. TADSAW is proud of these 147 Male Veterans and 11 Female Veterans that selected TADSAW to assist in the Service Dog needs.

TADSAW challenges other Service Dog organizations to honor the Vietnam Veteran by providing Service Dogs to them, without a 2 to 5-year wait, because these Vietnam Veterans are not getting younger!

Once again, TADSAW thanks the Vietnam Veteran, and all other Veterans, for the honor and privilege of serving and providing the Medical Alert Service Dog training program.

WELCOME HOME – it’s been a long time coming!

TADSAW Podcast

Your TADSAW Founder was on a podcast recently with Oil & Gas HSE. Listen here to hear how TADSAW was founded as well as the programs it has.

“What is TADSAW, Inc.?  Listen as our host Russell Stewart talks with Bart Sherwood to explain TADSAW and TADSAC, which are programs using therapy dogs to mitigate medical conditions and especially potentially life-threatening mental issues to improve quality of life and prevent suicide – AT NO COST.”

2023 Accredited TADSAW Teams

As of May 27th 2023 TADSAW has accredited

  • 33 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams (M: 20//F:13)
  •  4 Vietnam Veteran (M:4//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!)
  • TWO TADSAC (Train a Dog – Save a Child/Civilian/Community Member) Team (F:1//M: 1)

TADSAW INC Statistics

July 2010 thru May 27th 2023

  • Suicides Prevented: 1,350+

  • Total TADSAW Teams: 1,410 (M: 992//F: 418)

  • Vietnam Veteran Teams: 158 (M: 147//F: 11)

  • Korean War Veteran Teams: 2

  • TADSAF Teams: 69

  • TADSAR Teams: 10

  • TADSAC Teams: 33

  • TOTAL Texas Service Dog Teams: 729

  • TOTAL Out of State Service Dog Teams: 681

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 April 30th 2023:

  • 29% of Our Teams are Female Veterans (#418)
  • 25% of Our Teams are MST Survivors (#355- Female & Male)
  • 25% of Our Teams are Minorities (accredited #376 Service Dog Teams)
    141 African-American Teams: (10.04%) M: 62//F: 79
    189 Hispanic-Latina Teams: (13.45%) M: 120//F: 69
      16 Native American Teams: (1.14%) M: 9//F: 7
      17 Jewish American Teams: (1.21%) M: 13//F: 4
     13 Asian Pacific American Teams:  (0.93%) M: 6//F: 7
  • Military Branch Statistics (Includes the TADSAF program)
    868 U.S. Army (61.78%) (M:627//F:241)
    168 U.S. Marine Corps (11.96%) (M:132//F:36)
    171 U.S. Navy (12.17%) (M:130//F:41)
    147 U.S. Air Force (10.46%) (M:78//F:69)
        8 U.S. Coast Guard (0.57%) (M:4//F:4)
        10 First Responder (0.71%) (M:6//F:4)
      33 Child/Civilian (2.35%)  (M:6//F:26)
    157 Vietnam Veterans **ALL BRANCHES (11.17%) (M:146//F:11)

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210-643-2901 • bart@tadsaw.org


Roger C. and his dog Beau graduated on April 14th, 2023! Roger C. & BEAU are TSD1400 and they are also Vietnam Veteran Service Dog Team VV0156. Congratulations team and TADSAW Trainer Angela S. in Oklahoma! 🎉 🐶

TADSAW Demographics

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Day of Remembrance

Monday, May 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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