Enriching Texas Veterans Lives

and Giving Rescue Dogs a Purpose. Because of that, we do not accept dogs from any other source, especially puppies. 

Our Program

For more than 10 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  (PTS), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and physical disabilities.

We believe that our veterans deserve to enjoy little things like being out in public and 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​


"I was in a phase of depression that was not understandable to me, and I knew something needed to change."

My name is Andrew A. Parra, I am an Army veteran that served 21 years on active duty, which included three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During my last deployment to Mosul, Iraq my unit lost 31 brave Soldiers. I was diagnosed with severe PTSD in July 2019 by the Veterans Administration and underwent psychiatric treatment that included counseling and various antidepressant medications. I was in a phase of depression that was not understandable to me, and I knew something needed to change. 

Andrew A. Parra 

"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 Cole

  We are glad to announce the reopening of the Veteran Application Form.  If you have any questions contact our Veteran Liaison, Sarah Kocurek, her contact info is located on theContact Us page.