Pembroke Pines

California Pizza Kitchen FUNdraiser

August 21, 2013

California Pizza Kitchen in Pembroke Pines, FL.

SD4SM would like to extend a huge thank you to California Pizza Kitchen in Pembroke Pines for hosting our FUNdraiser.  We all had a great time for lunch and dinner while helping raise money for SD4SM.  It was also great to see all the veterans and their Heroes.

About Us

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Service Dogs 4 Servicemen, Inc., is a Non-Profit organization (501(c)(3)) whose mission is to place fully-trained Service Dogs with US Military men and women Veterans in need of PTSD Support and/or mobility Assistance. Affording a high-quality Service Dog is often difficult for those on Veteran’s Benefits. SD4SM is here to provide excellent Service Dogs at NO or LOW cost to the Veteran.

We rely on donations and fund-raising to support the overhead expenses of Housing, Caring for, and Training a Service Dog. Veterans are selected through an application process and matched with an appropriate Service Dog. Training can also be provided for those veterans who already have a dog ready for training. We provide on-going training and assistance for the Veteran/Service Dog Team and their families for the life of their dogs, as well as educational programs for both public and private entities. Our Service Dog programs are our way of saying “Thank You” to the men and women who serve our country.

The “Hero Project” works exclusively with rescued or donated and sponsored ALL BREED Dogs to train as Service Dogs for Veterans. Many of our dogs are breeds like the Greyhound that is not typical for Service work. Service Dogs 4 Servicemen is the first organization in Florida to use Ex-racing Greyhounds. The program specializes in PTSD Support & Mobility Assistance. The “Hero Project” is at Zero Cost to the veteran. Daniel De La Rosa, SD4SM President/Trainer focuses his time and efforts to personally train each Hero Dog. We started our first Hero dog in May 2011. Four years later we have trained and placed the 12th fully sponsored Service Dog for a veteran in Las Vegas, Nevada. This program is the “brainchild” of our Founder/Chair, Sara Donadei. Her grandfather was a WWII veteran with two greyhounds that learned to become his self-taught Service Dogs.

In the spirit of using unusual breeds, SD4SM has placed it’s first Cane Corso Service Dog for PTSD and Mobility Assistance. Zeus is a great help to his veteran. Other breeds include, Chihuahua, Pit Bull Terriers, and also typical breeds like Labradors and German Shepherds.

The “Outreach Program” is our Self Trainer program. It is for veterans who already have a dog they wish to train as their Service Dog. This Self Trainer program is 6 months of One on One training with a veteran and their dog. More information listed on the “Outreach Program” tab.

Family Pet and private Certified Service Dog training programs are also available at Broward, Fl.

PLEASE Help us give Thanks to our Veterans by donating to SD4SM TODAY!! Our Service Dogs Save Lives!!

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