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Who We Are

Board, Staff & Trainers

Leslie Bryant

Leslie Bryant

Leslie comes from a long line of military veterans and served in the Navy as an Aircrew Survival Equipmentman and as a Deputy Sheriff for the city of Virginia Beach, VA. She is an Animal Behavior College Graduate, who has been training dogs professionally for over 20 years.  Leslie joined the Soldiers Best Friend team in 2012 as a trainer in Sierra Vista and is currently training and coordinating the Southern region teams.  As Prison Program Director she will teach inmates the valuable skills of Service Dog Training, kennel management, behavior modification, and how to build a business plan for career paths upon re-entry.   This valuable program will give us the opportunity to adopt more dogs from local shelters and train them as service dogs to be placed with our veterans at no cost to the veteran.

Our Impact

  • Graduated Veteran/Dog Teams


  • Rescued Arizona Homeless Dogs


  • Our Goal for Veterans Served in 2024


  • Training Hours Provided in 2023


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