DORA – San Antonio Area


Meet Desirable Dora!!

Dora is a spayed, 1.5 years old, 50 lbs., Staffordshire terrier mix

Dora is such a great girl, she adores people especially children, she is very loving, smart and eager to please.  She lives in her foster home with other dogs and they all get along great.

Dora is a little shy when getting to know someone at first, but soon warms up. She loves to play, enjoys snuggling and being loved.

She knows some basic commands and is wants to learn much more!  She does well on a leash and would make the most wonderful Service Dog.

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

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

Quick assessment of Dora:

  • 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
  • Unknown relations 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.

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