putting  veterans first

Our Program

For more than 7 years, VA Dogs of Texas has provided trained service dogs to assist the lives of disabled veterans living across Texas. These veterans are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTS), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and physical disabilities.

We believe that our veterans deserve to enjoy little things like being out in public, partaking in events that tend to gather large crowds, and fireworks. 

Through our experience, we have come to find service dogs can provide tremendous relief to
veterans who have learned to avoid “normal” situations and also need help with tasks like: 

  • Pulling a wheelchair

  • Picking up (Retrieving) items

  • Help to get up if you’ve fallen

  • Providing a “Brace” to stand, or sit

  • And many other tasks​

Due to our expansion, we are on a fast track to producing more
trained dogs than in previous years, allowing us to serve more veterans. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

No cost to qualified Veterans

Is there a waiting list?

Yes.

How long does it take to get a dog?

The average wait time ranges from 12 to 24 months.

Once I get my dog is there a maintenance program?

Yes. There is a required annual training update.

What is my donation used for?

Your donation is used for; dog training, veterinarian bills, dog food, staff, and kennel facilities. 

Testimonials

"You all saved my life."

Kota is my guardian angel. He follows me around and holds my space. When I am too caught up in the negative, he nudges me and brings me back to the present with his beautiful nose. It’s like he’s saying “Pet me and forget about your woes, let’s go for a walk…” Alessandra Schweers

"Jake has forever changed my life and I will forever be grateful."

My daughter got to go to the movies with a friend, she experienced being a real kid.

I have credited Jake with interrupting several fomerly debilitating anxiety attacks. Last week, I was home alone and passed out from an attack. I woke up shortly after to Jake licking me and nudging me to get up. 

Jamie Rose

"She stays with me no matter where I go."

Once Onyx got here, I’m more stable. I don’t suffer as much anymore. When I’m with Onyx, I can go in the backyard without anyone having to worry about me falling. They know Onyx will help notify someone if I should fall.

Dan Simpson

Due to our expansion, we are on a fast track to producing more 
trained dogs than in previous years, allowing us to serve more veterans.