Puppy Sponsorship Program
Donation of $2500 or $5000 (Individual, Group, or Corporate)
All donations are tax deductible
- Sponsor has naming privileges for puppy. (BOD Approval)
- Receive pictures of your puppy along with T-shirts
- Receive logo car stickers
- Presence on Smoky Mountain Service Dogs web site
- Name on dog's service vest
- Visits/email updates on dog's progress
- Not all puppies will successfully complete the training program or meet the criteria for placement. Puppies sponsored for a donation of $2500 will not be replaced with another puppy. Those puppies sponsored by a donation of $5000 will be replaced until the sponsored puppy completes the SMSD program.
Marine Veteran SGT. Bradley Walker with "Bella", his SMSD mobility assistance dog.
Recent graduates SGT. Robert Harris and mobility assistance service dog "Bearden", sponsored by the Bearden HS JROTC Cadet Corps.
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs "Tribute to Our Military"
"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.
SMSD Bella/Dennis Tissot Training
Smoky Mountain Service Dogs now accepting Preliminary Applications.
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.
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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.