Service Dogs, Inc. of Austin, Texas

Newsletter December 2018

30 Years And Growing!

You have helped Service Dogs, Inc. grow from a dream to do good into an internationally recognized leader in saving dogs and helping people.  Thanks to you, we graduated 15 new teams, broke ground on our newest kennel building and expanded from helping disabled Texans to also lend a paw to abused children and heroic first responders.

Your holiday gift will help us rescue more dogs, help more neighbors, comfort more children and serve more firefighters and paramedics.

15 Teams Graduate!

In November, family and friends gathered to celebrate 15 new Hearing, Service and Facility Dogs and their partners graduate. KXAN-TV’s Jim Spencer and SDI Founder and President Sheri Soltes presented each graduating team with their diploma and invited them to speak about how their dogs have changed their lives.

Our Newest Kennel

You can create a legacy that changes lives, provides practical help and build better lives for dogs in need of a second chance and people living with the challenge of a disability.

The Petco Foundation awarded SDI a three year grant to construct a new 8 run kennel building.

Newly adopted shelter dogs will receive comfort, care and training there until they are confirmed to be healthy enough to live with the other dogs on campus.

Mighty Texas Dog Walk 2019

You and your dog MUST be part of our 8th Guinness World Record attempt: World’s Biggest Group Photo of People and Their Dogs!

Plus, the Mighty Texas Dog Walk delivers your dog’s dream day:

  • Tons of free samples of the best dog foods and treats
  • Free advice from top veterinarians and trainers
  • Games, trophies, raffle, silent auction and photo opps galore

Save $10 when you register online!

A Graduate's Gratitude

The first time I met Rexie, she was very lovable. She was so eager to work and already trying to anticipate what I wanted her to do, and we weren’t even matched yet!  On the car ride home, I totally predicted that I would get matched with her.  I did, and I have never regretted it.

I am a 25 year old University of Texas alum currently working as a substitute teacher.  I spend lots of time around kids at school, church and at home.

20 Years of Training

Susan Ramsbottom has played a pivotal role in every dropped item retrieved, every sound alerted to, every down stay during a restaurant meal and every smile returned with loving brown eyes and a wagging tail for the past 20 years of Service Dogs, Inc.

Susan has set international standards in