Service Dogs, Inc.


A letter from our Founder and President Sheri Soltes

A letter from our Founder and President Sheri Soltes

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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.


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 Dog Team Training 2013

An Overview of our Programs

News and Events

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Register Your Dog Today

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Be A Sponsor – Levels & Benefits


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

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


  • crown 1SDI Grad Laura Halvorson wins Ms. Wheelchair Texas!
    We are so proud of our graduate Laura Halvorson. She was crowned as Ms. Texas Wheelchair on Saturday, March 29th! The Pageant is a competition designed to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for the millions of Texans with disabilities. Laura, who has a Masters degree in Special Educations, was selected because she is able ...
  • Watson fridge retrieveRefrigerator work
    Sheri, Jane and Watson explain this complex behavior – to be used only for nutritious snacks and non-alcoholic beverages ~
  • Becky & Watson drawer pushPushing a door closed
    Becky and Watson show you how to train push.  This is the third behavior towards refrigerator work.  
  • Training Retrieve
    Becky and Watson demonstrate building a retrieve.
  • Al & Watson door pullTraining Tug
    Al and Watson demonstrate the approximations to tugging a door open.
  • How to Greet A SD 2aHow to Greet A Service Dog in Public
    Sheri, David DiTraglia, his Service Dog Astro and Trainer Sarah Bond show you how to greet a Service Dog in public.