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

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"Service Dogs of Distinction" Web Series
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Proud media 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