Service Dogs, Inc. of Austin, Texas

25th of January 2021

New Rules for Flying With Assistance Dogs

What’s happening? The airlines got thousands of complaints about untrained animals causing problems on flights. The U.S. Department of Transportation, updated the Air Carrier Access Act regarding passengers bringing animals on flights. Which animals can fly in cabin without being in a carrier? Only Service Dogs/Assistance Dogs. Emotional support animals (ESAs) are now treated as…

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21st of December 2020

In Challenging Times – Small Acts Matter

Dear SDI Family: The world is changing. And all of our lives are changing too. 2020 has been a year that is unforgettable and almost beyond challenging. As conscious stewards of this planet, we must think of not only ourselves, but what we can give back. This year has been trying for all humans –…

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3rd of December 2020

New Rules for Flying With Animals Make Travel Safer

Training Programs Approve New DOT Rules for Flying With Service Dogs NEW YORK December 2, 2020 – The federal government has updated the rules for flying with service animals – and organizations that train those dogs approve of the updates. “For years, untrained dogs and other animals have posed a threat to disabled passengers flying with…

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26th of November 2020

My Perfect Life

By Richard Lopez Peralta In 2010, I came from the Dominican Republic where I was born and raised.  I became a US Citizen in February, 2020! I am a barber/cosmetologist.  I live with my wife and father-in-law. I have always loved dogs but was not able to have many pets when I was a child.  My wife…

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24th of November 2020

Courthouse Facility Dog Helps Victims Find Their Voice

Click on the photo to read how Parker County Victims Assistance Coordinator Lisa Mehrhoff teams up with SDI Courthouse Facility Dog East to serve victims of domestic abuse and other violence. And they’re not the only ones lifted by East’s comforting presence.  

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3rd of October 2020

October 2020 E-News

View this email in your browser Rhea Hambright and Beatrice Semper Fi Semper Fi. It means always faithful.  It is a motto of the United States Marine Corps.  Rhea (pronounced “Ray”) Hambright served in the Marines including fighting in the Vietnam war.  There Rhea, a lifetime dog lover, worked with German Shepherds. “You know how…

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5th of August 2020

August 2020 E-News

Dogs & Hearts Pre-dawn, less than 24 hours after the Walmart massacre, three Emergency Services Facility Dogs trained by Service Dogs, Inc. deployed to El Paso and their partners to offer comfort to resolute first responders and  a devastated community. “First responders, nurses, doctors, non-critical staff in hospitals, they all assume a level of emotional burden…

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20th of July 2020

July 2020 E-News

  Help Houston Beat Cancer   “He means the universe to me” Houston has been Laura’s Service Dog since 2013. He saved her life several times when her ventilator failed. He also helps her out daily with picking up dropped objects, opening doors and more. “He makes my life wonderful,” Laura, who volunteers as a…

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4th of June 2020

June 2020 E-News

Meet Our Newest Match On June 3, we introduced Cherie Cotner, of College Station, Texas, to Vancouver to be her new Service Dog. Cherie knew about the benefits of a Service Dog from Angel, the first Service Dog we trained for her in 2009. Angel recently passed away. While no dog could ever replace this…

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7th of April 2020

Spring Newsletter April 2020

Make downtime with your dog a PAWsitive experience. Learn fun behaviors, training techniques and enrichment with us! Join us on Facebook live Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2:00 PM  or tune in to our YouTube channel and binge! Send us topic ideas, training questions and  photos and videos of you and your dog Quaran-TRAINING!  We'll… Read More