Join us to help give our veterans the support and assistance they deserve.
“Raise the Woof for Warriors” is a week-long event to benefit TADSAW (Train a Dog Save a Warrior). 100% of money raised during the week goes directly to TADSAW.
The event includes:
- TADSAW dog trainer Sherrie King meet and greet
- Military themed workouts
- Fitness Challenges and Outdoor Obstacle Course
- Shake-a-thon at Healthy Blendz
- Fill the Hill with Flags
- Sponsor a Paw Print
- Silent Auction and Prize Auction
Saturday, November 12th is Community Day, and all events are open to non-members of Century Fitness.
Train a Dog Save a Warrior, or TADSAW, is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID#45-4556055) committed to matching service dogs with veterans who have suffered disabling injuries, including invisible wounds like PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and other traumas. A trained service dog can make an enormously positive impact on the life of a veteran by assisting with medical, physical, and emotional needs. For our brave warriors who are suffering, a service dog can open doors, both literally and figuratively, and provide constant love, devotion, and companionship.
Tennessee TADSAW Trainer Leah Patterson shared this story about a Warrior named Eric and his new companion, Kizar.
“Eric was coming to training a few weeks ago and was side swiped head on. When his mirror busted off, it hit his window and all the debris hit him in the face. It sent him into a panic attack flashback and Kizar, not affected by the accident, crawled right on his lap between him and the steering wheel, kissing his face and bringing him back to the real world
He has thanked me every single week for finding his perfect battle buddy. Kizar does everything… waking him from nightmares, reminding him to take his meds, finding his truck in a crowded parking lot, and helping him exit a crowd of people during a panic.”
Proud to be a Service Dog Trainer for TADSAW
Meet Sherrie King ABCDT- Certified Dog Trainer in Springfield, MA
Sherrie King is a graduate of Animal Behavior College, where she earned her certification as an ABC Certified Dog Trainer. Animal Behavior College (ABC) is an internationally recognized school, approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary and Vocational Education. She has over 25 years of training experience.
Sherrie trains Service Dogs for civilians, both children and adults, as well as Veterans suffering from PTSD, TBI, and MST. She is also certified for AKC S.T.A.R. puppy classes, as well as C.G.C Instructor/Tester.