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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals, Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Youth Community Service Clubs

Mission: Making Dogs a Part of Our Community.

Target demographics: children, the elderly and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 10,000

Geographic areas served: the Greater Austin area

Programs: Bow Wow Reading Dogs, Therapy Dog Visits to Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Therapeutic Social Skill groups, Job Skills Training and Summer Camps. All our programs utilize the bond between dogs and humans.

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Laura326

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Austin Dog Alliance's work with people -- especially children -- on the autism spectrum, veterans with depression or PTS, at-risk readers, the elderly and the infirmed is inspiring. I've watched them first hand and seen the joy their dog teams bring others. And I've spoken with vets whose lives have been made possible with an ADA-trained therapy dog. I've also had the pleasure of taking two dog training classes myself. Their reward-based dog training method works beautifully. I cannot recommend more the work of any other animal-based nonprofit.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Austin Dog Alliance is a wonderful organization. Many of the therapy dogs I've met were trained there, and the dogs and their handlers make a huge difference in people's lives. We are on the list for an emotional support dog for our daughter with autism, and having that dog will make all the difference in the world to us. Our daughter attended the autism camp at ADA and had a blast with the fantastic dogs and guides! I'm so glad Austin Dog Alliance is helping people with specific needs to connect with the magical dogs who can help them.

Donor

Rating: 5

Love Austin Dog alliance. Such great people and they help people and animals in need. If only there were more organizations like this .

Bradley4

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a great organization to be working with and supporting. I own a clothing company that donates to help keep their dog training program for veterans with PTSD alive. Ive been working with them for about two years and have had heard nothing but great things about their work.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Austin Dog Alliance provides quality services to communities by enriching people's lives through beloved four legged animals. The facility itself is very theraputic where it gives plenty of spaces for dogs and owners or trainers to exercise. Volunteering for Austin Dog Alliance has given me opportunities to meet other dog lovers, quality trainers, and also most importantly reaching out to the communities to tell about the great programs ADA offers. I am very happy to be a part of this organization!

2 Aaron60

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a special needs student who got my service dog Roxi from Austin Dog Alliance. I struggled with social cues, interaction with peers and fitting in. I was unable to attend classes due to my disabilities. Roxi came into my life and saved me. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't stop and think about how lucky I am to have Roxi to help me be a normal student able to function and thrive in high school. The people at Austin Dog Alliance put Roxi and I together and I will always be thankful to them for all their training, guidance and support.

1 Diane199

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As soon as I walked through the door of Austin Dog Alliance, I knew I was where I needed and wanted to be. The people are sincere and professional and the mission far exceeded my expectations. In addition, I was welcomed with open arms and have embraced Austin Dog Alliance with all my heart, time and energy. As part of the service dog care team, I have a great deal of responsibility and the people who give that trust to me are dedicated to the dogs and the mission and take the work seriously. I highly recommend the classes, as well--my dog and I took a class together and loved it--we are a better team because of it--the instructors are top rate. They are a smart and honest operation.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I and my pup took the Manners II class here. It was organized and very informative. Kathleen the instructor was great as well. I liked it so much I have decided to volunteer and work on the service dog care team. What a great purpose and service ADA Id offering to the community. I am privileged to be able to be a part of it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I took my 4 month old puppy for puppy manners training. The trainer was awesome- lot of patience with all the puppies and humans being trained.

1 Jim_174

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people that work and Volunteer here are amazing. They do great work for the Community and for Veterans. If you are looking for a worthy Organization to Volunteer for, this is the one.