SMOKY MOUNTAIN SERVICE DOGS
1 Mile Walk / 5K Run
This event will be held at 0800 (8:00 AM) on 22 June, 2013 at the Tellico - TVA Boat Ramp between the Fort Loudon Dam and the Tellico Bridge at the intersection of the TN 321 and Tellico Parkway County Road 444. Entering the area take the immediate right and follow the signs to parking. Parking will be in the grass areas to the left and right of the road leading to the pavilion. Bearden HS NJROTC and the SMSD thank you for your participation in this event.
Please return signed Waiver, Registration Form, and a check made out to Smoky Mountain Service Dogs to Chief Randy Dickson, 12906 Peach View Drive, Knoxville, TN. 37922.
Serving Disabled Veterans
Help raise $12.5K to train 1 service dog for a disabled hero! Every $ given will be matched by Vanquish to reach a goal of training 2 dogs!
2nd Annual Smoky Mountain Service Dogs 1 Mile Walk/5K Run - June 22nd
2nd Annual Smoky Mountain Service Dogs 1 Mile Walk/5K Run Has Been Rescheduled for June 22nd, same location. The event will be added to the Tellico Summer Solstice Run and the Tellico Spring Marathon.
"Friends", a Message From Our Dogs
Written by Mitch Townley specifically as Theme Song for Smoky Mountain Service Dogs
Each Smoky Mountain Service Dog puppy is hand selected by our trainers and the majority will come from reputable breeders. Appropriate shelter/rescue dogs may also be considered.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs now accepting Preliminary Applications.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs was honored to be invited to the Autism Camp at the Center for Courageous Kids, a clinical camp for children with debilitating and terminal illnesses. In attendance were thirty one autistic children and their families from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. Please check out their website link on our home page. Our beautiful service dog "Bella"was a big hit.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs greets our Korean War and WWII heroes upon their return from Washington on Honor Air Flight #13
Smoky Mountain Service Dog "Copper" meets 97 yr. young Sam Hardeman, WWII Veteran
Copper says "hello" to Major General "Max" Haston, Adjutant General, Military Department of Tennessee
In March, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta reported that 1 in every 50 school children suffer from autism. That is more than 1 million U.S. School Children.
In January of this year NBC News reports that for the first 11 months of 2012, 177 active duty military personnel took their own lives. That is more than the 176 combat related fatalities. Army suicides have increased 54% since 2007 when 115 took their own lives.
For the latest in Autism News please see this link: www.TheAutismNews.com
Did You Know?
Over 50 million Americans, ages 5-65 have physical or psychological disabilities.
22 military veterans commit suicide daily, 7,744 annually
1 in 50 American children suffer from austism
It takes approximately 2 years, between $20,000 to $25,000 and 1200 hours of training to place a service dog.