Dana & Jazz –By Dana Merritt Graduate I am the mother of five grown children, and a teenager. I am also a grandmother of eight. I have a Master of Science degree in nursing and worked as a family practice nurse practitioner until my Parkinson's kicked in high gear and I became unable to work as an NP. I love to… Read More
Courthouse Dogs Help Kids During a Tough Time
Click on the photo to learn more about how SDI is placing dogs in courthouses to help children who are the victims of abuse and other crimes.Read More
Nova = Freedom!
My Name is Robert Gould. I am married with three kids, my oldest son (Trey) is married and lives in Midland, my two girls (Mary and Morgan) live with me and my wife. I have always loved horses, rodeo, hunting and being involved in my kids lives as much as possible. Fifteen years ago, I…Read More
Service Dogs @ Work!
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Haven Has Become A Critical Piece Of My Life!
My name is William Rupert. I am an Army veteran who worked for Discount Tire for 20 years after my time in the service. I come from a large family and am one of nine children. I have been married 35 years this year, and have one son and three beautiful grandchildren (two boys…Read More
The Greatest Gift
Diagnosed with severe Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at 18 months, Amy has the disease in every joint. Since her diagnosis when just a toddler, Amy has never known a day without pain. During our interview Amy said, “It hurts holding the phone to talk to you, but don’t feel sorry for me…I’m grateful for the arthritis,…Read More
She’s Got a Friend
by Janis Gioia A Life-Changing Diagnosis: Debilitating and Depressing When Shannon Martin talked to me about her life with her retired service dog, Noble, I thought of James Taylor’s 1971 classic song, “You’ve Got a Friend.” And while Taylor was most likely not singing about service dogs, it’s fair to say that Noble and all…Read More
Chaco The D.A. Dog
Chaco has been on the job for two months. Here is the lastest from his handler, Jocellyn M. Camarillo, Victims Assistance Coordinator at the Montgomery County D.A.’s Office Chaco is progressing wonderfully. He has been in a few hearings and has been a part of 2 trials (not “working them” but has been with me).…Read More
Service Dogs at the Symphony
Han Solo and Anakin went to the symphony. Bet you never thought you would hear that! These two young lab mixes are both in training to be mobility dogs through Service Dogs, Inc. They’ve traveled similar paths to get to where they are—both came from shelters and started their training through our partnership with the…Read More
Ordinary Life Meggen Bassom, 38, lives in Manor, Texas, about 12 miles northeast of Austin. She’s married to her soulmate, works as a Network Operations Center Supervisor and loves anything tech-related. “Everyday love” by Rascal Flatts is her favorite song. “It really fits my husband, Lee and me,” Meggen says. “We’re not exotic; we don’t…Read More