TADSAW Program

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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Today November 27th 2021, The COLONEL crossed ‘the Rainbow Bridge’ to join with “Kelsy’ another TADSAW Therapy Dog. Together Kelsy and The Colonel brought joy to many at different facilities and at the Brooke Army Medical Center Radiation Oncology office.
COLONEL served TADSAW INC as the Ambassador of the Train a Dog – Save a Warrior program, showing all that a disability did not mean INABILITY!!
Three-legged and with a huge smile – he greeted one and all, young and old, enlisted and officers – even a 3-Star kneeled down to have a photo taken!!
The COLONEL inspired Veterans to have a Service Dog, and over 1200++ Teams are part of his legacy to mankind.
The COLONEL can rest peacefully knowing his work continues as new Service Dog Teams become accredited, even the newest one in The Netherlands.
He was my partner for 11+ years, joining TADSAW in August 2011.
The COLONEL will be greatly missed by everyone, including Sarge & Chief – part of the home team pack.
Luv ya COLONEL…..
If you want to make a Donation In Memory of THE COLONEL – to support the training of Medical Alert Service Dog Teams – it would be greatly appreciated.

2022 Accredited TADSAW Teams

As of January 3rd 2022, TADSAW has accredited

  • 2 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams (M: 2//F: No Yet!)

 For Year 2021, TADSAW accredited

  • 99 Medical Alert Service Dog Teams (M: 60//F: 39)
  • 5   Vietnam Veteran Team (M: 5//F: Not Yet)
  • 56 Train a Dog Save a Family (TADSAF) Teams

January 2022 Special

Celebrating the NEW YEAR
New Year’s Day – Saturday January 1st
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Day – Monday January 17th

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

Donate $2,500 – 2 Veterans & 2 Battle Buddies are trained for the cost of One Team!
Donate $10,000 – 10 Teams for the price of 4 Service Dog Teams.

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 2021” 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 December 31st  2021:

  • 27% of Our Teams are Female Veterans
  • 23% of Our Teams are MST Survivors (Female & Male)
  • 25% of Our Teams are Minorities (accredited 342 Service Dog Teams)
    124 African-American Teams: M:54//F: 70
    171 Hispanic-Latina Teams: M: 110//F: 61
    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)
    804 U.S. Army (62.62%)
    154 U.S. Marine Corps (11.99%)
    148 U.S. Navy (11.45%)
    132 U.S. Air Force (10.28%)
        7 U.S. Coast Guard (0.54%)
     39  First Responder (#7) and Civilian (#32)

Day of Remembrance

Saturday, January 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!

The Colonel

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TADSAW INC Statistics

July 2010 thru January 3rd 2022

  • Suicides Prevented: 1,200+

  • Total TADSAW Teams: 1,286 (M: 920//F: 366)

  • Vietnam Veteran Teams: 146 (M: 135//F: 11)

  • Korean War Veteran Teams: 2

  • TADSAF Teams: 67

  • TADSAR Teams: 9

  • TADSAC Teams: 30

  • Total Texas Teams: 658

TADSAW Demographics

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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

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