GRACE – SAN ANTONIO

PTSD, TBI, MEDICAL ALERT, PSYCHIATRIC

Introducing Grace!

Grace is a 1 ½-year-old, spayed Labrador weighing 65lbs. She’s both house and crate-trained, demonstrating her adaptability and readiness for a loving home.

She’s been diligently learning commands, as showcased in the accompanying video, and has been making great progress. Grace’s affectionate nature makes her an ideal companion for someone seeking emotional support, whether for anxiety, PTSD, or similar challenges. While she’s not fully trained yet, she thrives on being close to her person and is eager to learn, requiring the completion of training with the assistance of a dedicated handler.

With a gentle and sociable demeanor, Grace gets along famously with other dogs. However, it’s important that existing pets in the potential adopter’s home are welcoming to a new addition. A meet-and-greet session is recommended to ensure a smooth transition into her new environment.

Grace would be best suited for a handler aged 13 or older, regardless of gender, who can commit to regular exercise and engagement. Examples of such daily activities include shopping, light cleaning, tending to plants, waste disposal, dog walking, and basic yard maintenance, without engaging in moderate or vigorous activities.

Prospective adopters must undergo an application process and sign a contract with Service Dog Express to ensure Grace’s welfare and suitability for her new home.

Quick assessment of Grace:

  • 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
  • Is microchipped
  • Up to date on vaccinations
  • On monthly preventives
  • Unknown relations with cats

We do not provide transportation services for dogs. There are countless dogs throughout the country awaiting their forever homes and the opportunity to become Service Dogs. While our dogs have undergone assessments for their potential as Service Dogs, they have not received formal training yet. This training takes place once they are matched with their designated handlers. This process significantly strengthens the bond between the dog and their owner, fostering a deep and meaningful connection.