Jet has been placed with his Veteran partner
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs is proud to announce that "Jet" has been placed with U.S. Army Veteran, Alexander Armor of Johnson City, TN. Mr. Armor's injuries came during his four years in the Army with the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment and later the 1st Calvary Division in Iraq. Mr. Armor served his country for three tours and was injured on each deployment. The first two injuries were by improvised explosive devices, and the third (and most significant injury) when an IED was detonated by a suicide bomber. Alex suffered significant lower extremity damage, shrapnel damage, widespread neuropathy, a traumatic brain injury, and post- traumatic stress syndrome. Other than providing Alex with unconditional love, Jet retrieves items when they are dropped, assists Alex with balance and mobility and performs many other helpful tasks. With "Jet", his battle buddy at his side, Alex will be attending East Tennessee State University.
SMSD has been awarded Gold Star Accreditation by Assistance Dogs International. This validates that the facilities and operation of the SMSD program meets or exceeds ADI standards.
SMSD has recently joined the R4 Alliance, a wonderful organization providing assistance to military families.
A Salute to Air Force Veteran Billy Marshall and his SMSD "Lucy"
"Friends", a Message From Our Dogs
Written by Mitch Townley specifically as Theme Song for Smoky Mountain Service Dogs
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs "Tribute to Our Military"
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.
Vietnam Veteran/Volunteer Dennis Tissot and SMSD Canines in Training
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs now accepting Preliminary Applications.