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About us

South Texas Service Dogs specializes in training Service Dogs for our wounded, Active Duty Military, Veterans and First Responders struggling with PTSD and TBI. We also provide training to the general public as well. 

South Texas Service Dogs is experienced training for a wide range of disabilities including but not limited to:

Alerting, Interrupting and Mitigation to Anxiety/Depression/Anger, Epilepsy, Autism, Diabetes, Hearing/Memory Loss, Hypertension/Hypotension, Migraines, and Mobility Assistance, Retrieval.


South Texas Service Dogs are proud members of:

International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP)

Association of Professional Dogs Trainers (APDT)

American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator (AKC CGC)


Paws For 22 Foundation 501(c)(3)

Paws For 22 Foundation

In the fight against veteran suicide Paws For 22 Foundation 501(c)(3) was created to give back to those who gave for us. Together with South Texas Service Dogs, Paws For 22 Foundation works to provide Service Dogs and Training to Active Duty Military/Veterans and First Responders at no cost.
Paws For 22 Foundation Tax ID 82-3137567


Carlos Villarreal

Retired Marine and Professional Dog Trainer with 4+ years of experience including over 500 hours of extensive apprenticeship. He is experience with various dog breeds, sizes and temperament.

As a combat veteran with a Service Dog of his own, experiencing the benefits of a Service Dog first hand played such a significant impact on his life and became his newfound passion to train Service Dogs and help other people in need.

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