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Soldier ON Service Dogs is an Arkansas non-profit 501c3 based out of Fayetteville, Arkansas, 

providing trained service dogs to veterans free of charge. 

 

THE DEMAND

The demand for service dogs nationwide is estimated at 94,000, and an estimate for Arkansas is 2,500.  Arkansas has one of the highest per capita veteran populations.  In fact nearly 10% of Arkansans have or do currently serve in the military. 

Look around you.  They are our neighbors … our family.

THE SUPPLY

The supply of service dogs has to date been haphazard, disorganized and unregulated.  

It is plagued by inadequately trained trainers, misrepresentation, untrained dogs in a public setting and a myriad of other issues.

ONLY 10 TO 15

Only 10 to 15 service dogs are trained in Arkansas currently.

The Veterans Administration provides service dogs only to veterans with sight, hearing or mobility issues.  They have stated that there are no validating studies for PTSD dogs, psychiatric dogs, or therapy dogs.

Our Goal

Our Goal

Our goal is provide a validating study while simultaneously helping to fill the gap in the availability
of service dogs here in Arkansas. More specifically we will start a curriculum based program
where we will over the next 3 years:

1 . 2 . 3 . 4

Acquire 75 purpose breed dogs

 

Train dogs to a service dog level and then extend it to advanced PTSD status.

 

Screen and match veterans and dogs

 

We will keep and maintain a database of training methods, trainer, dog, and veteran’s data longitudinally.

Soldier ON Service Dogs, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, and marital status.