Is That a Real Service Dog? #Infographic

Just this week, I read an article in USA Today about emotional support animals and theĀ  controversy that is developing in the airline world. In a nutshell, airlines are concerned that passengers are declaring pets as service animals both to avoid fees and to gain special privilege, whether that’s flying with pets out of their […]

Visiting an Airport Dog Relief Area

A recent regulatory change has required that airports with over 10,000 passengers per year make available an animal relief area. While these areas have been mandated for service animals, the Department of Transportation has recognized that the areas can be used by all traveling pets (as well as by working TSA dogs). What does this […]

A&E Unleashes Dogs of War

Saluting an organization which offers a new lease on life to both vets and pets in need, A&E unleashes the new documentary series Dogs of War on Veterans Day. Each episode in the series will take television viewers on a journey with a vet who learns to successfully tackle the PTSD and/or traumatic brain injury […]

Guinness World Record Attempt to Benefit Service Dogs, Inc.

Taking great strides to help both people and pets, dogs can enjoy a constitutional with their human companion, make their mark on history by toppling a world record and see if they might be the next celebrity Spot at the 16th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk. Activities Austin area pet parents can promenade with their […]

Traveling with A Service Dog: A Special Dog Travel Experts Show

On Wednesday night, we have a very special episode of our Dog Travel Experts radio show. We’ll be talking with Gil, a man who travels with his guide dog Satch to teach people around the world how to use a handheld GPS device for blind people. Satch is Gil’s third service dog; he flew over […]

Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin, TX, March 23, 2013

Taking the phrase “Everything’s bigger in Texas” to heart, Service Dogs, Inc. (formerly known as Texas Hearing and Service Dogs) invites pet parents and their pups to help make history as Guinness Book of World Records titles are toppled at the 15th annual Mighty Texas Dog Walk. Taking place at Auditorium Shores in Austin on […]

PetCareRx Dogs at Work Photo Contest!

Does your dog like to “work”? Here’s your chance to win a one-year supply of pet food from PetCareRx, America’s leading online pet pharmacy! The Dogs at Work photo contest acknowledges and raises awareness of the important work performed by service dogs through photos of pet dogs enjoying their “jobs”. Enter your pet’s photo until […]

Keeping Your Dog Safe in the Winter

This afternoon we got our first real taste of cool weather as a cold front blew in. The dogs were frisky and happy as the temperatures dropped from yesterday’s 90 degree range to today’s 60 degrees. With a possible freeze forecast for tomorrow night, it was a reminder to us that it’s time to make […]

Service Dogs Receive Free Eye Exams

During May 2011, the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) will be operating the 4th annual ACVO/Merial National Service Dog Eye Exam Event which offers free eye exams to service dogs in the US and Canada. The eventĀ  brings together veterinary ophthalmologists and thousands of service dogs. Registration begins April 1, 2011 for May 2011 […]

Eli Manning Hosting Guiding Eyes Golf Classic

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who won a Most Valuable Player award in 2008 after his team’s SuperBowl victory, will help to honor dogs who are Most Valuable Pooches in the lives of those who are vision-impaired as he hosts the 34th annual Guiding Eyes Golf Tournament. Guiding Eyes, an internationally accredited nonprofit guide […]