FINN – SAN ANTONIO

PTSD, TBI, MEDICAL ALERT, LIGHT MOBILITY

Meet Finn!!

Introducing Finn, the mighty 2-year-old Shepherd mix! This studly pup weighs 65 pounds and has been neutered to prevent any unexpected romantic escapades.

During his assessment, Finn proved to be the definition of cool and collected. He was as calm as a cucumber, happily greeting new people and taking treats with the utmost gentleness. This pup is no slacker when it comes to training either. He knows all the basic commands like sit and down, and he walks like a pro on a leash. And guess what? He absolutely adores being showered with pets and cuddles. Who wouldn’t, right?

But wait, there’s more! Finn’s intelligence is off the charts. He’s like the Einstein of the doggy world, always eager to learn and impress. Plus, he’s a social butterfly when it comes to other furry friends. Finn is the dog equivalent of a party animal, always ready to mingle.

Here’s the exciting part: Finn is the perfect candidate for PTSD training. His serene and composed nature makes him an invaluable companion for anyone who needs a calming presence during stressful situations. Talk about a pup with a superpower!

Now, let’s find Finn his handler. We recommend a handler who’s at least 7 years old—because even a kid can appreciate Finn’s awesomeness—regardless of gender. They should be up for regular exercise sessions to keep up with Finn’s energy. Imagine doing 15-20 minutes of aerobics or jogging with this furry ball of enthusiasm every day. It’s like having your own personal trainer who also happens to be ridiculously adorable.

So, if you’re ready to spend most of your day on your feet and give Finn the love and exercise he deserves, he’ll be your loyal companion through thick and thin. Get ready to embark on a hilarious adventure with Finn, the furball of joy!

Finn’s rescue requires an application before the meeting and a signed contract with Service Dog Express.

Quick assessment of Finn:

  • 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
  • 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
  • Shows absolutely NO signs of aggression toward other dogs or people
  • Absolutely no history of aggression
  • Dog 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.