Service Dogs For Soldiers, Inc. is a Non-Profit Charitable Organization who's goal is to improve the lives of all those we touch. Our mission is to provide Disabled American Soldiers** with quality trained Service Dogs who will improve the soldier's safety, independence and quality of life. All Service Dogs will be presented to the Disabled Soldiers FREE OF CHARGE.
The President of our Organization is an Occupational Therapist who is now dedicating her 22 years of experience to helping Disabled American Soldiers improve their quality of life and increase their safety & independence during self-care tasks required of them throughout their day. She is assisted by her disabled husband, who is a retired Army Ranger and Law Enforcement Officer, who volunteers daily with the training and raising of all dogs and pups.
Harley and Bailee
Harley had our first litter on February 4, 2012. Her puppies are currently fostered out to a new program we have begun in conjunction with Polk Correctional Facility located in Polk City, Florida. Here they are paired with an inmate we have carefully selected for basic obedience training and socializing within their locked community.
Dogs meet trainers on first day in Polk Correctional Facility
This first litter will soon be ready for foster placement within private training homes in our local area in May of 2013. In their new homes they will work on advanced obedience training and passing the AKC Canine Good Citizenship Test, then being certified as "Therapy Dogs".
When the dogs reach 22 months old they will return to our Home Office for the Customized Task Training based on detailed evaluation of their Disabled Soldier's needs. We will be placing our first litter with their Disabled Soldiers in the Spring of 2014. We will begin taking applications from Disabled Military Personnel who have a medical need for a custom trained service dog in the Summer of 2013.
We are planning for Bailee to have her first litter in the fall of 2013 and have much to do in preparation for that day. We are very proud that 100% of all charitable donations go towards our organization's breeding and training costs. Our overhead costs are minimal as we work out of our own home--however, our day to day direct costs regarding raising & training our dogs is great.
We are currently in the process of applying for our 501(c)3 tax exempt status.
We are very excited about the wonderful things our new Charitable Organization has to offer everyone involved. It will truly be a win - win - win situation that deserving Disabled Americn Soldiers will ultimtely benefit from the most.
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** "Disabled Soldier" refers to any disabled military personnel including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.