HERCULES – San Antonio Area

PTSD, TBI, LIGHT MOBILITY, MEDICAL ALERT, PSYCHIATRIC

Meet Heroic Hercules!!

Hercules is a neutered, 3 year old, 85 lbs., American Bulldog.

Hercules is a lovely sweet boy and very affectionate. He has already had some training and knows basic commands.  He is mellow with other dogs but can be playful.

Hercules comes when called and just loves to hang out with you. His awesome appearance makes people think twice about approaching Hercules and his handler, which is perfect for PTSD.

Due to his breed, Hercules, will need a home where the owner understands his need to be fed a grain free diet. By trying to feed him on anything else results in sores and hair loss.  Keeping him on a grain free diet and grain free treats, he will remain the handsome fellow he is!

Hercules’ rescue requires a signed training contract with Service Dog Express and an application to adopt before meeting.

Quick assessment of Hercules:

  • 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 it’s “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.

Service Dogs For Those With PTSD and Other Disabilities