Service Dogs, Inc.


A letter from our Founder and President Sheri Soltes

A letter from our Founder and President Sheri Soltes

Al and Noelle fence

Did you know that we adopt all our dogs from shelters?

Meet Our Dogs!

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Dear Contributors to Service Dogs, Inc.

People like you help people like me be more independent.  I’ve spent all my life being severely hearing impaired. Having a tail wagging friend like Zorro in my life is definitely priceless.”

Josh Calzada, San Antonio

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Sponsor a Dog!

Meet our Hearing and Service Dog Teams and Individuals and help sponsor their training.


Change their lives

What we do

Service Dogs, Inc. trains dogs to assist Texans living with hearing or mobility challenges. Thanks to your donations, we provide the dogs and training free of charge. Help us keep going by making a donation.

Service Dogs, Inc. is dedicated to educating the public about Hearing and Service Dogs. Learn more about public access laws and how to say hello to a working dog.

Service Dogs, Inc. uses positive training methods. We use fun, rewards and lots of surprises to keep our dogs motivated and eager to please. Read more about our training methods.

Service Dogs, Inc. invests 1 Year and $20,000 into custom training each Hearing or Service Dog team.  We provide the dog and training Free of Charge.  We rely entirely on donations, grants and our Mighty Texas Dog Walk proceeds to support our training program.

Service Dogs, Inc. shares our dog training knowledge through our Trainers Academy including how we evaluate shelter dogs for our program, hands on training sessions with our dogs, public work and auditing opportunities with our trainers, dogs and client programs.

An Overview of our Programs

Overview Sheri edited



News and Events


Watch us Saturday mornings on KXAN-TV & See past segments below!

Watch us Saturday mornings on KXAN-TV
Watch past segments!


Patton retrieve 1 with Elizabeth

Ask A Trainer:
Your Dog Behavior Questions Answered


  • silver pet prints onlyYour pet’s paw print on beautiful silver jewelery!
  • Trainer Ana Perkins rewards Mr. Bubbles for calmness during nail trimming.  Do this at every stage.Trimming Your Pet’s Nails
    Trimming Your Pet's Nails
  • Al & Buster jumpingGet the Jump on Jumping!
    Al and Buster show you how to replace jumping with sitting for calmer interaction with your dog.  
  • Claire & Mocha eye contact 2It Was Love At First Sight
    1. Name: Claire Labry 2. Hearing Dog’s Name Mocha 3. Sponsor Sandra Didlake 4. A little about me: My background, education, work, hobbies, family: I was born in Austin and raised out in the country (Burnet County). We’ve always had a family dog and when growing up I dreamed of having my own dog. As soon as I transferred from Angelo State ...
  • Eddie in concertEddie Izzard Visits!
    Internationally known comedian Eddie Izzard visited our training campus while he was on his 25 country tour in Austin. “What impresses me most is how innovative you are,” he told Service Dogs, Inc. Founder Sheri Soltes.  “You’ve got dogs of all kinds here!” Sheri had explained how she founded Service Dogs, Inc. upon the policy of only ...
  • Congrats to Dr. Kristen Jones, Ph.D. & Stetson and our other new graduates!Trainer-Graduate Summer Newsletter
      Trainer – Graduate Newsletter, Summer 2014