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

Women’s History Month

TADSAW prides itself on its diversity and in honor of Women’s History Month we would like to highlight the 410 Female Medical Alert Service Dog Teams. Those are lives saved!

MVP Screening

On the streets of Hollywood, a recently retired NFL player is saved from scandal by a homeless veteran suffering from PTSD. With their “glory days” behind them both, the two men bond in search of real purpose and identity. A Veteran film by former Green Beret, NFL Player, and Producer, Nate Boyer, and executive produced by Silvester Stallone. Watch the trailer here!

MVP Screening at Alamo Drafthouse Park North
📍Alamo Drafthouse Park North
🗓️ Tue, May 2, 2023 at 7:00 PM CDT
Register for your seat here!

New TADSAW Sponsor!

We have also partnered with Scoop Troops! Scoop Troops is a Veteran owned & Operated LLC that performs pet waste removal in San Antonio and the surrounding cities, no first clean-up cost, no cancellation fees, you pay what you see! Check out their website for more information!

New TADSAW T-Shirt!

This is our second campaign! Buy one today and help support the training of a TADSAW Team as well as get the word out of this program. You gotta hurry though, these cute shirts are only available until February 12th! Click here to customize yours today.

2023 Accredited TADSAW Teams

As of  March 19th, 2023 TADSAW has accredited

  • 15 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams (M: 7//F: 8)
  • ONE Vietnam Veteran (M:1//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!)
  • ONE TADSAC (Train a Dog – Save a Child/Civilian/Community Member) Team (F:1//M: not yet!)

2022 Accredited TADSAW Teams

In 2022, TADSAW  accredited

  • 93 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams (M: 54//F:39)
  •   9 Vietnam Veteran Team (M: 9//F: 0)
  • ONE  TADSAF (Train a Dog  – Save a Family Member) Team
  • TWO  TADSAC (Train a Dog – Save a Child/Civilian/Community Member) Teams

TADSAW INC Statistics

July 2010 thru March 19th 2023

  • Suicides Prevented: 1,350+

  • Total TADSAW Teams: 1,392 (M: 979//F: 413)

  • Vietnam Veteran Teams: 155 (M: 144//F: 11)

  • Korean War Veteran Teams: 2

  • TADSAF Teams: 69

  • TADSAR Teams: 10

  • TADSAC Teams: 33

  • TOTAL Texas Service Dog Teams: 718

  • TOTAL Out of State Service Dog Teams: 674

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 February 28th 2023:

  • 29% of Our Teams are Female Veterans (#410)
  • 24% of Our Teams are MST Survivors (#347 – Female & Male)
  • 26% of Our Teams are Minorities (accredited #370 Service Dog Teams)
    136 African-American Teams: M: 59//F: 77
    188 Hispanic-Latina Teams: M: 119//F: 69
      16 Native American Teams: M: 9//F: 7
      17 Jewish American Teams: M: 13//F: 4
     13 Asian Pacific American Teams: M: 6//F: 7
  • Military Branch Statistics (Includes the TADSAF program)
    859 U.S. Army (61.98%) (M:622//F:237)
    166 U.S. Marine Corps (11.98%) (M:131//F:35)
    167 U.S. Navy (12.04%) (M:126//F:41)
    144 U.S. Air Force (10.39%) (M:78//F:66)
        8 U.S. Coast Guard (0.58%) (M:4//F:4)
        10 First Responder (0.72%) (M:6//F:4)
      32 Child/Civilian (2.31%)  (M:6//F:26)

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210-643-2901 • bart@tadsaw.org

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Day of Remembrance

Wednesday, March 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!

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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