What We Do
THSD is a non-profit organization that trains Service Dogs and Hearing Dogs to assist people with disabilities.
Hearing Dogs are trained to alert their deaf owners by touch and lead them to everyday sounds, such as a door knock, smoke alarm or telephone.
Service Dogs assist individuals with physical disabilities by opening doors, fetching wheelchairs, retrieving dropped items, operating light switches, moving paralyzed limbs and getting help.
THSD adopts all of our dogs from animal shelters and rescue leagues. Utilizing positive reinforcement, we train the dogs, pair them with their new partners and then train them as teams - all free of charge to the recipients.
Who is eligible to apply?
To apply for a dog through THSD:
- You must be a Texas resident
- The Service Dog must be the only dog in the home.
- You must be at least 18 years old and in a stable, independent living arrangement or home life
- The applicant must deal directly with THSD. (An applicant may get assistance, but family members or other support people may NOT be the primary contact.)