Dallas-Ft Worth



Our Troop Leaders

Mart & Cindy Ratliff




Mart and Cindy founded Dog Scout Troop 119, Lone Star Paws Squad,  in 2002 and it quickly grew into the largest in the country. Soon thereafter in 2004, they started hosting and directing their own mini-camps so that people interested in Dog Scouts, who were unable to make to the main camp in Michigan, would have a place to go and learn the Dog Scout Way. Those too quickly grew to record numbers.

Mart is self employed and served twice on the DSA Board of Directors. Cindy left her job as a professional dog trainer after 8 years and is now working with Mart in their franchise business. She was the DSA Recognition Program Director for national DSA for 4.5 years. Mart and Cindy share their home with Alex (Golden Retriever), and Stevie Ray (White German Shepherd). Both cherished family members are adopted rescues.  

Both Mart and Cindy are firm believers in involving Dog Scouts in the community and under their leadership many programs have been started which help dogs and educate the community.

Mart and Cindy (with Baby Alex)

Stevie Ray and Alex

Dog Scouts of America is a 501(c)(3) Organization