SCOUT – San Antonio Area

Medical Alert, PTSD, Psychiatric, TBI, Retrieval, Possible Light Mobility

Meet Super “Scout”!!

Scout is an absolutely gorgeous, 5 month-old, 20 lbs. (and growing!), neutered  German Shepherd mix.

Scout was originally adopted by a client due to his wonderful temperament and trainability to be a Medical (Seizure) Alert Dog.  However, upon finding out from their doctor that they no longer needed a Service Dog with the assistance of a medication, they wished to find him a home for someone in need – knowing that he would make a wonderful one.

Scout is very smart and picks up on commands quickly.  He makes excellent eye contact, is gentle, playful, and eager to please.  He is still a puppy, but he listens well.  Once full grown, he should be a medium to large size dog. 

Scout bonded quickly with his handler, although a two-week bonding process before training will be important given that he will need to adjust to a new home.

Scout would be suited for a handler of any age (regardless of gender), who would be able to exercise him regularly – taking him jogging or on walks at least five times a week for 30 minutes twice a day, playing with him in a yard, and going out into public on a regular basis. 

Quick assessment of Scout:

  • 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
  • Seems to be genuinely interested its “person” and seeks attention
  • Responds to praise and petting
  • Allows hand in it’s 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
  • 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