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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Training, Animals

Mission: Train dogs for military and veterans suffering from ptsd.

Programs: Provide for the training of a medical alert service dog for any wounded (active duty, veteran), surviving with military induced anxiey depression syndrome (miads)

ptsd, mst and/or tbi, in order to improve and restore the veteran's quality of life with a canine "battle buddy," at no charge to the

veteran. This training is accomplished thru positive reinforcement techniques while building on the human-canine bond. In 2014: applications:total 2156,completed: 976, accredited teams: 154

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 1

I am a combat veteran; I spoke with the founder/ director and he was incredibly rude and condescending to me not to mention the fact that he uses inaccurate information. I have seen many dogs "trained" by TADSAW and they are a total sham... not at all well behaved like service dogs should be. I do not recommend this company.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a TADSAW trainer for almost 2 years. The program has helped numerous people and since it is a not for profit agency, yes, sometimes the paycheck is delayed. I am in it to help the veterans who put their lives on the line for me. I am in perfect health, mentally, physically and spiritually. Many veterans coming back are not as fortunate so I will continue to train them and their dogs with or without pay. At the time of this writing I am up to date on money owed to me. If you are a dog trainer only looking for a quick dollar, then don't become a TADSAW trainer. If you are a trainer and want your paycheck to come regularly then get your butt out their and solicit funds. Bart is only one person. And one wonderful person. I cannot say enough nice things about him--and (LOL) we don't always see eye to eye on things. For the sake of the active duty and veterans we all woke together. I personally have stories of the TADSAW dogs saving the veterans lives.
Sandra Harknett
Holly Ridge, NC 28445

Brad K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I live in NJ and Bart was very helpful and saw to it that local trainers got to work.
I will advise anyone wanting help you have to be proactive and work hard.
This is not a handout and requires plenty of sweat equity!


Client Served

Rating: 5

I have to disagree with the others. Mr. Sherwood came through. I am 100% disabled from the military. I could not afford to train a service dog. T.A.D.S.AW. came through and paid for all of the training. With this dog now, I know he is there for me. When I have nightmares or if I fall he is there to help me up. If not for Mr. Sherwood and the T.A.D.S.A.W. Organization, I would not of progressed. I kept in my home, would not go into stores didn't really want to be around people. I still have a lot of issues but this dog is slowly bringing me out. How long it will take I have no idea. But for those complaining about the program, there must be another reason that T.A.D.S.A.W turned you down. This is Oreo, my service dog.


Client Served

Rating: 1

Once he got all the paper work to summit for a payment voucher, he stopped responding to me. The owner was called to the carpet by VA and flat out lied about not contacting me. THERE were other lied about the type of dog I could have and various other things. Only when I asked for my papers to stop his getting pains by VA, did he respond. Fortunately I had saved all the texts and email. Once VA called him on his lie he changed his story. DON'T GIVE THIS GROUP ANY MONEY. THERE ARE BETTER VETERANS SERVICE DOG TRAINERS!!!!!!!


Client Served

Rating: 1

Well spoke with Bart and he insured I would get help and would be on the list. The in about 5 to 6 weeks a local trainer which is located in talking rock, ga. Would contact me and set up the process to look for a companion and then training. The time had passed and I reached out to Bart to see what was going on and he never responded. So in my eyes he and his so called help for veterans is a joke and a hoax. To let a veteran in nedd beleive that there is hope and help out there and then just like everyone else to let him down and blow him off. What a shame.My thoughts on TADSAW, a veteran who suffers from PTSD and needs help.Thank you