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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There’s no denying that pets and people have a special bond and belong together. The Saving Pets Challenge was created to help organizations strengthen bonds between people and pets and enrich more lives. The Saving Pets Challenge is a unique fundraising campaign to support organizations focused on improving the quality of life for companion animals and their humans and ensuring that every pet finds, and stays in a loving home. The Challenge begins Thursday, September 1, and runs through Friday, September 30. Join us to save pets and enrich lives. Please make a donation for TADSAW here [DONATE].

2022 Accredited TADSAW Teams

As of  September 25th 2022, TADSAW has accredited

  • 77 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams (M: 47//F:30)
  • 7 Vietnam Veteran Team (M: 7//F: 0)
  • ONE  TADSAF (Train a Dog  – Save a Family Member) Team
  • ONE  TADSAC (Train a Dog – Save a Child/Civilian/Community Member) Team

September 2022 Special

Celebrating with
Labor Day – Monday September 5

Patriot Day -Thursday  September 11
Rosh Hashanah – Sunday September 25th
PTSD Awareness Month
(Participant Trained Service Dog)
National Service Dog Appreciation Month
National Suicide Awareness & Prevention 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 August 31st 2022:

  • 29% of Our Teams are Female Veterans (#394)
  • 24% of Our Teams are MST Survivors (#332 – Female & Male)
  • 26% of Our Teams are Minorities (accredited #360 Service Dog Teams)
    130 African-American Teams: M: 57//F: 73
    185 Hispanic-Latina Teams: M: 117//F: 68
      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)
    842 U.S. Army (62.23%) (M:613//F:229)
    162 U.S. Marine Corps (11.97%) (M:128//F:34)
    160 U.S. Navy (11.83%) (M:123//F:37)
    141 U.S. Air Force (10.42%) (M:76//F:65)
        8 U.S. Coast Guard (0.59%) (M:4//F:4)
        9 First Responder (0.67%) (M:6//F:3)  and
      31 Civilian (2.29%)  (M:6//F:25)
  • TADSAW’s Female Service Dog Teams by Demographics
    394 Total Teams
        73 African American
        68 Hispanic-Latina
          6 Native American
          7 Asian-Pacific Islander
          4 Jewish American
     236 Caucasian

Day of Remembrance

Thursday, September 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 September 25th 2022

  • Suicides Prevented: 1,350+

  • Total TADSAW Teams: 1,361 (M: 965//F: 396)

  • Vietnam Veteran Teams: 152 (M: 141//F: 11)

  • Korean War Veteran Teams: 2

  • TADSAF Teams: 68

  • TADSAR Teams: 9

  • TADSAC Teams: 31

  • TOTAL Texas Service Dog Teams: 708

  • TOTAL Out of State Service Dog Teams: 653

TADSAW Demographics

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