We provide dogs, education and training to veterans within a 50 mile radius of Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
The dogs that have completed our advanced training level are matched with Veterans. Once matched, the team (veteran and service dog) participate in further training, based on the Veteran's needs.
Soldier ON provides veterans with service dogs that help them make it through the day when challenged by their disabilities. Every veteran’s situation is different. Every veteran’s needs are different. Turning a dog and a veteran into a working veteran/dog team takes work. Our veterans work. Our dogs work. Together, this unit makes a team that can move amongst us, the community, without disruption. To learn more about the training we provide our veterans, click here.
Veterans need to be currently enrolled in therapy, preferably with the VA. Once they are approved into the program, they are eligible to attend SOSD classes, such as our Biofeedback Training. We will soon be renovating our barn to be dedicated as the TLC for Veterans, a place for the veterans to hang out.
To be a veteran in one of our programs you must, at a minimum:
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"If I fall down and I don't break anything, I roll over on my stomach and I call my dog and she stands right in front of me and she goes stiff as a board, and I push on her shoulders to stand up."
— Richard Ellet
"The service dog has given me a purpose and a reason to do something. It gives me encouragement.
Before I stumbled into Soldier ON Service Dogs, I thought that service dogs were only good for seeing eye dogs, or attack or search dogs, and they're not. They are your best buddy, but you've got to learn to treat your best buddy as a best buddy and treat him right and he will treat you right."
— Bob Grubbs
"Thank you so much Soldieronservicedogs and their supports for the wonderful gifts that was given to my husband Matt Trimmell and his service dog Roger! Your organization is amazing. We are very fortunate to have you guys in our lives."
— Matt Trimmell