The Special Dogs for Special Needs program provides the following types of dogs:
Psychiatric Service Dog
- Children older than 13 and adults who are not veterans
Emotional Support Dog
- Families with a child who has a disability are eligible to adopt a highly trained companion dog. Emotional support dogs are allowed in public places that welcome pet dogs.
Therapy Dog for a School or Nursing Home
- A highly trained dog with a friendly disposition can be adopted by a school or nursing home to provide comfort to students or residents.
Alert: Due to a backlog of applications, we are only accepting applications for emotional support and service dogs for Veterans who reside in Williamson and Travis counties. We are not accepting applications from civilians or Veterans outside these two counties. Please check back with us early 2018 for a program update.