Our Mission

  • To provide mobility assistance service dogs to Disabled Veterans
  • To provide service dogs to children with autism
  • To improve the physical; psychological; and emotional well-being of those we serve

Our Goal

To effectively, compassionately, and respectfully serve Disabled American Military Veterans and autistic children.

Our Beliefs

We believe that through appropriate utilization of a certified, well trained, service dog, individuals with physical and/or psychological disabilities can often become increasingly self sufficient and independent.

We believe that a large percentage of disabled individuals can experience a higher level of societal and community involvement and acceptance through effective use of a service dog.

We believe that it takes community involvement to insure the success of Smoky Mountain Service Dogs and our clients. The contributions of individuals and groups within the community will be welcome, appreciated, and honored.

We believe that positive reinforcement is the best form of service dog training and we shall remain committed to training our service dogs in a way that encourages trust on all levels.

Helpful Links

Kelly Autism Program

The Center for Courageous Kids

The Autism Society

USA Cares

Assistance Dogs International