Assessment.

Recovery.

Healing.

OUR

PROGRAM

INTAKE

Phase 1 - Two Weeks.

 

Includes documentation, lifestyle assessment & identify training needs.

COMPANION

Phase 2 - Three Months. Beginner & Intermediate Dog Obedience.

Veterans can graduate and apply for an ESA Dog, or continue into the Service Dog Training Phase.

SERVICE DOG

Phase 3 - Five Months.

Advanced Dog Obedience, ADA Task Selection & training, Public Access, & Graduation.

Military personnel deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan that experience a traumatic brain injury

8%-20%

Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars diagnosed with PTSD

300K

Traumatic Brain Injuries increase the risk of suicidal thoughts

47%

National suicides completed by Veterans

20%

 

WHAT IS

THE COST?

Due to the generosity of our donors, 98% of the costs are paid through scholarships resulting in very modest out-of-pocket costs to the Veteran.

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On average our graduates experience a 45% reduction in their life-limiting symptoms.

This is assessed by using the PCL-5 before and after training, provided by SD4V. To begin your journey, click the button below.

THIS IS

WHAT IS

POSSIBLE.

YOUR JOURNEY STARTS TODAY.

Our intake process is simple & easy.

Have graduated with

ADA compliant Service Dogs.

62 VETERANS

On average, in their life limiting PTSD symptoms

45% REDUCTION

OUR GOAL

Our goal here at SD4V is to build strong Veteran and service dog teams that will have a positive impact on the Veteran's quality of life.

As an organization regulated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we will focus on training the dog to do specific tasks that will mitigate the Veteran's diagnosed symptoms.

Veteran Advocates, Bill Brightman and Dr. Michael Merrell have designed a three-phase, eight-month program that provides a personalized agenda for each Veteran entering the program.

We encourage and welcome any and all involvement from the Veteran's family and friends.

Throughout all three phases, the Veteran will be assisted by a Veteran Advocate for support and encouragement.

Of course, our program is intended to complement traditional treatments of PTSD, TBI, and MST, and is not intended to replace any current treatment plans in place.

WHATS INCLUDED...

  • A complete Veterinary Wellness checkup

  • All needed training equipment

  • For SD4V provided dogs we also provide supplies and veterinary services while in the program

  • All necessary training expenses, graduation, service dog vest, ID Badge, and ADA Wallet cards, are provided.

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WHAT DOES
A SERVICE
DOG DO,
REALLY?

Help give a Veteran the quality of living and future they deserve.

SERVICE DOGS FOR

VETERANS

To complement the traditional treatment for Veterans with PTSD, TBI, and MST, by training them and a dog to become highly effective ADA Compliant Service Dog Teams.

WHERE WE WORK

P.O. BOX 965
Taylors, SC 29687

WHO WE ARE

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