November 7, 2018

Army Veteran Bradley Drain Talks About the Service Dogs of Distinction Program


"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  We had a chance to speak with one of the veterans who have graduated from the program, Army Veteran Bradley Drain.  Click below for interview.

U.S. Army Veteran Bradley Drain

Bradley Drain is retired from the U.S. Army.  Scooter a lab-hound mix is 5 years old and was a shelter dog out of Madison County.  They were matched in the summer of 2015. Bradley and Scooter completed training and graduated in June of 2016.   They continue to work with "Service Dogs of Distinction" volunteering to participate in fund raising and other events.  Bradley and Scooter currently volunteer with Sheepdog Intl in an effort to give back to other veterans. Scooter has allowed Bradley to go on vacation, drive by himself, attend public events, go shopping alone and a multitude of daily activities he couldn't do before.  


Twenty-two veterans a day commit suicide.  These men and women feel alone, misunderstood and devalued as human beings.  In many local cases, "Service Dogs of Distinction" is a veteran's last resort because Department of Veteran's Affairs does not provide nor reimburse veterans for service dogs.

"Service Dogs of Distinction" search for rescue dogs that will fit their program from local animal shelters, donations and rescue organizations.  These rescued dogs bring hope to veterans and a chance for a better life.    

If you are a veteran or know a veteran suffering from PTSD, TBI or related illness and are in need of a service dog or would like to make a donation or get involved please contact them at:


 For more information on the organization or how to donate go here:  

info@servicedogsofdistinction.org

Client Coordinator/Co-Founder
Marsha@servicedogsofdistinction.org

President and Founder
Don@servicedogsofdistinction.org

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