LINCOLN – San Antonio Area

PTSD, TBI, LIGHT MOBILITY, MEDICAL ALERT, RETRIEVAL

Meet Loyal Lincoln!!

Lincoln is a neutered, 1.5 years old, 80 lbs., Great Dane Lab mix

There is one word Lincoln’s fosters use to describe him and that’s ‘Wonderful‘.  Lincoln loves to cuddle as his big body will just press into you and smiles with enjoyment. 

Lincoln is a big boy and a total sweetheart.  He is very smart, knows sit, comes when he is called, and he is house trained.  He does well on a leash, is good mannered, and polite.

Lincoln is playful with other dogs, so if applicants do have other dogs, he would be suited in a home with younger dogs who like to play rather than older dogs who would prefer peace and quiet.  His size means he would not be a good fit in a family with small children who he could accidentally knock over, but he is a friendly boy and appears to love everyone.

He would make an amazing dog for PTSD as his pure size and appearance make people wary of him and prefer to keep their distance (little do they know he is a big ole love bug!)

Lincoln would be suited for a handler older than 7 years of age (regardless of gender), who’s age appropriate daily activity level is equal to walking for 30 minutes at 4mph. For example, 15-20 minutes of activity, such as aerobics or jogging on a daily basis. Spending a good part of the day on their feet.

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

Quick assessment of Lincoln:

  • 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.

Service Dogs For Those With PTSD and Other Disabilities