Service Ready Canine Foundation

Our Mission

We specialize in training service animals for disabled veterans and service members living with physical disabilities, OCD and PTSD.  

 Providing veterans with a canine companion will enable them to live a fulfilled life. We exist to help maintain the quality of life our veterans deserve. 

We train service dogs specifically to help Veterans who have disabilities, such as:


  • visual impairment

  • hearing impairments 

  • mental illnesses such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • seizure disorder

  • mobility impairment 

  • and diabetes


We foster and train dogs to assist the needs of an individual's disability.  A service dog can dramatically change the quality of life with enhancing one's independence by helping with tasks, emotional support, and therapeutic healing.

Dietrich Brown


In 1999 I was honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps and began working as an integrated communication research development engineer for a few telecommunication companies.


And after a year I decided to pursue my childhood dream of working with dogs. My passion and enthusiasm is the gift that I share with anyone who appreciates man's best friend.

Fred Smith

Vice President

As a public affairs and media relations specialist, I first met Dietrich when we were deployed together with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) in 1998.

My confidence and happiness was coming to a screeching halt fast as I started showing major signs of PTSD- so I reached out to "D" for help. 


He's given me and my family the ultimate gift of working with our fur baby, Jewels. He transformed her into an emotional support animal and service ready and the results were nothing short of amazing and totally unexpected.


When I finally started experiencing relief, I knew at that time it was meant for us to partner up again in life; this time to share the experience and joy of giving love and happiness to people who suffer from PTSD and other conditions.


He's changed my life and brought my family even closer with his gift, and I want to help him spread this crucial mission all across the world.

Michael Mullen

Executive Director

Mr. Mullen is the key management leader of Service Ready Canine Foundation.


A former Army intelligence officer and graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, he is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs and strategic plan of the organization.


Other key duties he performs include service dog-to-owner transitions, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

Jade Goodhue

Director of Development

Ms. Goodhue is the director of development for Service Ready Canine Foundation.

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and former Marine Corps Officer, Company Commander and Black Belt Martial Arts Instructor, Jade is responsible for overseeing the organization of special events and developing and executing on Service Ready Canine Foundation's annual fundraising plan.

She also works with the senior management team to develop the communications plan and helps identify public policy issues relevant to the organization.

Jade also is an avid animal enthusiast and her passion lies with empowering veterans and has several canines as part of her family.

Jesse Lipscomb, EA

Enrolled Agent and Financial Analyst

Mr. Lipscomb is the preferred Enrolled Agent and licensed and registered investment advisor & financial analyst for Service Ready Canine Foundation.

A former Army officer and graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, Jesse provides financial guidance, conducting financial analysis and provides counsel regarding significant financial investments to grow and scale the organization.

Jesse also is an avid animal enthusiast and has canines as part of his family.

Ernesto Gutierrez

Director of Community Outreach

Mr. Gutierrez is the Director of Community Outreach for Service Ready Canine Foundation.


A former Marine, he, Dietrich and Fred first met while he served and deployed as an amphibious assault vehicle crew chief with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable).

His role within the organization is to develop and implement a comprehensive and innovative community outreach plan targeting, individual, private, corporate, school and other organizations who want to strategically partner with the Service Ready Canine Foundation mission.

Ernesto has also worked as a Veterans Service Representative with The U.S.House of Representatives and is also a vocational specialist with Bob Hope Veteran Support Program.

He also is an avid animal enthusiast and has canines as part of his family.