VET SERVICE DOG AWARNESS & FUNDING

$2,075 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 39 months
OVERCOMER.
My mission Statement

I want to tell everybody how excited I am about certified service dogs (CSD) and how they can help you overcome many of life's challenges.  A CSD can help you in overcoming and managing health issues.  A CSD can help you in overcoming sadness and bring you joy.  A CSD can help you in overcoming inadequacy allowing you to be in service to others.

My excitement builds from witnessing companion dog therapy. Companion dog therapy is well known to me because I witness the healing benefits provided to my wife in her second cancer survival struggle. Without Nick and Riley giving undivided attention to my wife her struggle to survive would have been much more difficult.

I am a disabled veteran who is the recipient of a Service Dog in Training provided by Soldier On Service Dogs at no training cost to me.   Service dog training cost is approximately $25,000.  My direct expenses for handler training and service dog up keep will range between $3k to $5k per year. 

In several weeks, I will be introduced to my service dog. Together we will train and graduate from a service dog in a training school, and my dog will become a Certified Service Dog. Time is approximately one year.

During our training time, we will also be building a presentation program about service dog benefits to present to service organizations and civic groups.  And, to build a fee-based motivation public speaking program based on service dogs. Our story will be the story of my dog and me and how we graduated from training school and the benefits and motivation my service dog provides.

Your consideration for a donation is appreciated. I must be able to feed, house and cover veterinary expenses for my dog and to cover my training expenses.
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Presented talks to the Fort Smith Optimist Club and the Alma Rotary Club about benefits a properly trained service dogs provide disabled veterans. Both talks are received with appreciation. Explained that PTSD should be termed PTSI because it is an injury and not a disorder and service dogs do help in the healing of this injury.

Check out my website at www.purposedrivendogs.com
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SCOUTS REQUEST and mine too.

Talking with my service dog trainer about my need for Scout to better assist me in overcoming my stability and balance issues without discomfort to both Scout and myself it is believed that we need a mobility and support harness ( https://boldleaddesigns.com/shop/mobility-support-harness-for-brace-and-balance-stability-assistance/). These harnesses are expensive but they work.

Because Scout is an awesome service dog and is frequently in the public's eye it is important to have him dressed up for public exposure as a service dog representative. Your contribution towards this harness is welcomed. Without your support, this harness will need to wait until I have received VA compensation.

Also, please visit my web page at http://www.purposedrivendogs.com/ to follow our service dog activities.
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My web page for purpose driven dogs is now active. http://www.purposedrivendogs.com/
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Message from Bob. Because I am a disabled veteran and a recipient of a service dog from Soldier On Service Dogs, Inc I need to share my gratitude to all of the members of the SOSD team and my friends who have made it possible for Scout and me to form a great team. I am grateful to all of you for dedicating your time, your expertise, and your financial resources for the benefit of disabled veterans in northwest Arkansas.

SOSD is an exemplary organization destine to become the premier service dog facility in the United States reaching the coveted Assitance Dog International goal shortly.

Your tax-deductible contribution to this non-profit organization is appreciated.
Also, a thank you contribution through my "gofundme" account is appreciated. Your contribution helps me in providing for the care and maintenance for Scout.

My recumbent trike, provided by the VA, allows me to exercise Scout and hopefully control my diabetes.

Have a Mary Christmas and a Happy New year.
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$2,075 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 19 people in 39 months
Created September 29, 2015
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$25
Patricia Moore
20 months ago

Glad to see how well you are doing with the training.

CL
$100
Cifford Lyon
23 months ago

Thanks for speaking to the Van Buren Lions Club today. Great job.

WM
$25
Walter Moore
27 months ago

Happy to help you with Scout's expense. So glad you have a service dog to help with your health needs.

KG
$100
Karen Gold
30 months ago

This is fantastic! Joining my love of animals and my admiration for those who serve & sacrifice in the armed forces!

$25
Anonymous
31 months ago
$50
Anonymous
31 months ago
VB
$50
Van Brahana
36 months ago

Bob, Rodger is one glorious looking dog, and I am delighted all is working out so well.

$50
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36 months ago
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