Austin Dog Alliance (TEXAS) has a mission to improve human lives through programs incorporating the powerful connection between dogs and humans. Our programs include:
- S+CORE! (Students + Canines = Opportunities for Rewarding Employment) provides vocational training for dog-related careers to adults with special needs
- The Bow Wow Reading Dogsprogram improves reading levels for local elementary students by providing non-judgmental listeners (dogs).
- Special Dogs for Special Needs is a unique program that rescues dogs with friendly temperaments from local kill shelters, provides extensive training and then places the dog in a home with a special need child
- The Hounds for Heroes program rescues dogs from local shelters, provides extensive training and then places the dog as a PTSD Service Dog with a veteran.
How the Money Will Be Used
In 2016, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award was for $5,000.
In 2015, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $7,500 will be used for the Special Dogs for Special Needs Program.
In 2014, the TSF Grant Accelerator Award of $10,000 was used for the Foster-Trainer Program.