Where did the name “Sheep Dog Impact Assistance” come from?

The inspiration for the name initially came from Lt. Col. (U.S. Army Ret.) Dave Grossman’s book On Combat, where he frequently used the term “sheepdog” to refer to all those in our society who serve as the protectors — police, firefighters, EMTs, and military men and women. Grossman wrote that sheepdogs are by nature protectors, and that many people don’t even realize they are born sheepdogs until an emergency situation arises and brings out their exceptional character traits. (You can read more regarding Grossman’s sheepdog analogy at On Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs. We added “impact assistance” to the name, because that is what we provide to communities hit by natural disasters and our Sheep Dogs in need.

Do I have to be a “Sheep Dog” to become a volunteer?

Not at all. Sheep Dog was founded by military, police, fire and emergency professionals, and with others in the profession in mind, but if you have a “Sheep Dog heart” – the desire to serve and help those in need, we welcome you with open arms!

Are donations to Sheep Dog tax-deductible?

Absolutely. Sheep Dog Impact Assistance is an approved 501c3 non-profit organization.

What is the best way to donate?

The quickest and easiest way to donate is by visiting our Donate page – just click the “Donate” button, fill out the form, and PayPal will take care of the rest.
You can also mail your donation to us at Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, 1200 West Walnut Street, Suite 2301, Rogers AR 72756.
Donations of disaster response supplies are also accepted. Please visit the Donate – Supplies page for a list of items we can use.
DON’T FORGET! Donating your time, volunteering, can be the most important and valuable donation of all.
Thank you for considering a donation to Sheep Dog Impact Assistance.

Is Sheep Dog Impact Assistance located only in Arkansas?

We were founded and are headquartered in Rogers, Arkansas, but we have 19 Chapters and Teams throughout the United States. You can see a complete list of locations and their respective contact information on our Locations page.

Don’t see a Team or Chapter in your area? If you are a Sheep Dog and are interested in forming a Team, we would love to speak with you! Contact Fred Lawley, our Chapter and Team Coordinator, with your name, email & mailing addresses, and phone number to begin the conversation. Fred can be reached at FLawley@SheepDogIA.org or 479-841-1041.