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Rescued Dogs, Rescuing Others: 

  • SDI adopts dogs from shelters and rescue groups and trains them to be assistance dogs
  • We train two types of assistance dogs: hearing dogs and mobility service dogs
  • We train EACH DOG to the specific recipient’s needs and home situation


Who We Train For:

  • Veterans and other adults who are Texas residents
  • 25 years or older
  • Living with hearing or mobility impairment
  • Need an assistance dog to accompany them in public facilities (full public access)

What it costs:

  • There is a non-refundable $50 application fee
  • We provide our dogs free of charge through the generous support of our donors
  • Clients are responsible for:
    • Travel and lodging costs to attend sessions at our Training Center in Dripping Springs, Texas
    • All care and maintenance for their dog once received (approximately $2000/year)
    • Maintaining an active email account and cellphone texting capability. These are our main communication tools.

Time involved:

  • Application process: 3 to 6 months
  • Waiting list for dog: 10-24 months
  • Wait time depends on finding a dog that suits your needs and living environment

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Service Dogs, Inc. prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, pregnancy, sexual orientation, citizenship status, military service status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.