Showing posts with label Service Dogs of Distinction. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Service Dogs of Distinction. Show all posts

December 12, 2018

Finding Dibs...Service Dogs of Distinction

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans with PTSD, TBI or related illness.  This organization searches for rescued dogs that will fit their program from local animal shelters, donations and rescue organizations.  We follow co-founder and trainer Marsha Wyatt on her journey in finding Dibs...watch below.  

Click to watch "Finding Dibs"





Twenty-two veterans a day commit suicide.  These men and women feel alone, misunderstood and devalued as human beings. These rescued dogs bring hope to veterans and a chance for a better life.  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.

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

__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by




And


Proud media sponsor of the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"




November 8, 2018

Army Veteran Sheri Nodine 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 Sheri Nodine. Click below for interview.


U.S. Army Veteran Sheri Nodine
Sheri began the program in November 2014 and graduated in the fall of 2015.  Sheri is a veteran of the U. S. Army where she worked as a air traffic controller.  She also worked for the Pea Ridge National Military Park for 24 years and retired as the facility manager.  

Bailey is a 5 year old Toy Poodle that Sheri purchased as a puppy.  Bailey is a graduate of Service Dogs of Distinction program and helps her do things she was unable to do before.  Sheri feels this program is saving veterans lives and continues to be involved.


Many PTSD, TBI Veterans don't drive, don't answer the phone, don't go outside in public, don't interact with strangers and resist assistance.  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

__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by


And


Proud sponsor of  the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"


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

__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by


and



Proud sponsor of  the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"


October 16, 2018

Howling 3k Fun Run benefiting veterans needing service dogs

Howling 3k Fun Run and Halloween Fest this Saturday October 20th from 9 am to Noon at Veterans Memorial Park by Lake Fayetteville. This will benefit veterans needing service dogs.  There will be lots of things to do including costume contest, vendors, One mile dog walk, silly dog competition, food and prizes.  The Fun Run and activities will be a $20.00 onsite registration fee at 8 am.  Children 10 and under are free.  (tee shirts are for paying attendees) Bring Your Dogs!

For more information call: (918) 774-4828

Save $3 by online registration: Click here to Register online


October 10, 2018

Board member speaks about the program that Service Dogs Of Distinction provides for veterans.

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  They utilize sheltered rescued dogs and match them with veterans who suffer from PTSD, TBI or related illness.  We had a chance to speak with Service Dogs of Distinction's Treasurer David Martin about the program. Watch his interview below.





Service Dogs of Distinction Treasurer David Martin is President/CEO of Allegiance US, a leading corporate communications firm in Little Rock. David has more than 30 years experience in a career that emphasizes economic development and education initiatives that require strategic planning and marketing. He has completed projects in more than 35 countries and is a recognized expert in marketing/public opinion research.  He has appeared on Capitol Hill to provide insight regarding political public opinion research. David created and implemented the Evidence-Based Marketing model, utilized by his firm to, provide enhanced accountability on behalf of clients. 



Many PTSD, TBI Veterans don't drive, don't answer the phone, don't go outside in public, don't interact with strangers and resist assistance.  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 go here:  

info@servicedogsofdistinction.org

Client Coordinator/Co-Founder
Marsha@servicedogsofdistinction.org

President and Founder
Don@servicedogsofdistinction.org


  For more information on the organization go here:  
__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by



Proud sponsor of  the web Series "Service Dogs of Distinction"



October 2, 2018

President and Co-founder Don Gardner talks about training at "Service Dogs of Distinction"

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  We spoke with the President, Co-founder and Trainer, Don Gardner about his role and their training program.


Co-founder and trainer Don Gardner is from Arkansas and has 30 plus years of experience in training dogs. Don trained as an arms and explosives K-9 handler/trainer in England with the British military personnel.  Don and his dog teams have participated in searches for Harrods of London, Marine One, NASA, U.S. Postal Service, U.S. Secret Service, F.B.I., terrorism task force and many others.  He believes that god gave him a gift to train dogs to help others and creating the "Service Dogs of Distinction" organization has been Don's life long dream.     


Many PTSD, TBI Veterans don't drive, don't answer the phone, don't go outside in public, don't interact with strangers and resist assistance.  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 go here:  


Client Coordinator/Co-Founder

President and Founder


  For more information on the organization go here:  
__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by


Proud sponsor of "Service Dogs of Distinction" 

 

September 28, 2018

The Arkansas CW launches new web series Service Dogs of Distinction.

Over the next year this series will be following the "Service Dogs of Distinction" which is a local program that is helping veterans by bringing hope for a better life.  This organization is unique at finding and matching rescue dogs from shelters with veterans who suffer from PTSD and TBI and providing months of training so they can become a team. 

"Service Dogs of Distinction" is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing quality service dogs to veterans.  We spoke with co-founder, client coordinator and trainer Marsha Wyatt about their program.



Marsha Wyatt has spent a lifetime involved with animals.  She majored in Animal Science and Veterinary Technician.  She began as a cruelty investigator and culminating as executive director.  She spent more than 15 years working with two different humane societies.  And she uses her years of experience to identifying and train dogs from local humane societies and shelters to help veterans.  

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. 


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 go here:  


Client Coordinator/Co-Founder

President and Founder


  For more information on the organizaiton go here:  
__________________________________

"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
Presented by



Proud sponsor of "Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series