Service Dogs, Inc. of Austin, Texas

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 disability rights advocate and served as Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2014, says.

Last week, Houston’s vet diagnosed a cancerous tumor on his spine. Now, Laura is fighting to save Houston life.  She needs our help.

Service Dogs, Inc. is helping Laura raise $5,000 for Houston’s veterinary treatment.  We’ll match $2,500.

Can you help us win this fight for Houston and Laura?

Donate for Houston’s Treatment

Van Loves Laundry Day!

SDI Trainer Jane Delano works with Vancouver on fetching laundry

We are training Vancouver to help do laundry.

His new partner, Cherie, lives independently in College Station. We trained her original Service Dog, Angel, to help pull clothes from the dryer because Cherie can’t reach them.

Van is not only learning to fetch the clothes, he is mastering putting them into a laundry basket and then tugging the basket to another room where Cherie can fold her laundry.

He thinks it’s a big game because we make training fun.

In less than two weeks, Cherie travels to our training center Team Training with Vancouver. Everyone is excited – especially, Van!

Please consider chipping in to support Cherie and Van’s training!


Lead With Your Heart

Join SDI’s Paragon Pack
With A Monthly Gift

Feel good by helping people and dogs! It’s easy.

Join our compassionate group of monthly givers, The Paragon Pack.

Did you know that SDI provides client follow up for the lifetime of the dog? That can be 10 to 15 years. All free of charge.

We depend on your help to help our clients build better lives.

When you join the Paragon Pack, you become a cornerstone of SDI’s training program. By giving monthly, you allow us to spend less time fundraising and more time  training. Even in these challenging times, we work hard to serve:

July events:

  • July 7, Applicant Orientation Day (virtual)
  • July 8, Video interviews of applicants for dogs
  • July 13, Team Training Week
  • July 20, Begin In-home training of new teams

Paragon Pack members receive:

  • A Dog Lover cap from our Dog Lover Shop
  • VIP access to Team Training luncheons, our 2020 Graduation and other special events
  • Monthly updates on the miracles you are making

To create a recurring gift, just click here.  Be sure to click the “Donate Monthly” button.

Khaki baseball cap with Dog Lover in blue with heartbeat / pawprint design in black threadOur cap comes in four colors. When you donate, we will email you for your preference and confirm your mailing address.


Sheri Soltes
Founder & President
Service Dogs, Inc.

Donate: One Time or Monthly

Don’t Sleep On These Upcoming Events!

Oct. 31   Mighty Texas Dog Walk     9:00 am   Austin American-Statesman

Dec.  5   SDI Graduation                  2:00 pm   SDI Training Center


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