BRUCE – San Antonio Area


Meet Beautiful Bruce!!

Bruce is a neutered, 1.5 year old, 55 lbs., Heeler mix

Bruce is an outstanding and lovable dog! He is smart and willing to learn, treat motivated and is just a great candidate for Service Dog training!

He gets along with all his other doggie foster pals, does great on a leash, knows some commands and loves to snuggle and be close.

Bruce could be a good retrieval candidate too!

He is calm, laid back, gentle and very sweet. This boy practically ticks all the boxes for being a great choice for PTSD and anxiety training.

Bruce would be suited for a handler older than 7 years of age (regardless of gender), who’s age appropriate activity level is equal daily living only, such as shopping, cleaning, watering plants, taking out the trash, walking the dog, mowing the lawn and gardening. No moderate or vigorous activities.

Bruce’s rescue requires an application process and a signed training contract with Service Dog Express.

Quick assessment of Bruce:

  • Is in good health
  • Is willing to ‘snuggle’ and be held close
  • Willing to be petted and touched on all parts of its body, including back legs and on the face without incident
  • Makes good eye contact and holds contact for 10 seconds or more
  • Housebroken
  • Seems to be genuinely interested its “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in its mouth without incident
  • Treat motivated for training
  • When walking, is more interested on its “person” than on other distractions (other people, dogs) – Responds to ‘leave it’
  • Not easily frightened (a response to a loud noise is to be expected, but the dog should not show excessive fear)
  • Is friendly, calm, and generally “laid back” around all ages of children and male and female adults
  • Exhibits no excessive barking (training can correct this behavior)
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Is microchipped
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • On monthly preventives
  • Does not get along with cats

We do not transport dogs as there are numerous dogs across the country that need a forever home and have the potential to be a Service Dog.  Our dogs have been assessed as potential Service Dogs but have not been trained yet.  That training occurs when paired with their handler.  This enhances the bond between dog and owner.

Service Dogs For Those With PTSD and Other Disabilities