Austin Dog Alliance / Hounds For Heroes

Cute dog on leash next to 'hounds for heroes' logo

Since 2006, Austin Dog Alliance has been improving the lives of families and individuals through therapeutic programs which incorporate the powerful connection between dogs and humans.

Our primary Veteran-focused program is Hounds for Heroes:

Hounds for Heroes is the service dog program of Austin Dog Alliance. In addition to being trained to be unobtrusive in public, our service dogs are trained to mitigate the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and or depression. Each dogs performs a minimum of three tasks that enable their partner to lead a more "normal" life. The tasks are selected after extensive conversations with the adopter.