The Dog Alliance

The Dog Alliance


Meet John Hidrogo and his service dog Remi!

It takes a special kind of dog to be a service dog. A good candidate to be a service dog is a confident and social dog. A dog that is easygoing and likes to greet every new person. Remi carries all of those qualities and more! Although we aren't allowed to pet Remi he still makes an impact on our team daily! Watching John train Remi is also worthy of admiration. The love these two have for each other is beautiful.

Our team at One Elite Realty has recently had the pleasure to help volunteer at The Dog Alliance in Cedar Park, a non-profit that provides professional instructions for civilians and veterans who want to train their own service dogs. On Thursday, May 5th, The Dog Alliance along with Meals On Wheels and The Green Door, will be hosting an event with over 200 volunteers who will be representing The Home Depot to complete a number of projects on their campus!

Also, a huge shoutout to Valdez Remodeling & Weatherization Inc. for giving back to the community and building the beautiful fence extensions for The Dog Alliance campus. They are a family business located in East Austin and have been in business for over 30 years!

Thank you to the team and volunteers at The Dog Alliance for letting us be a part of the training in preparation for the event! We look forward to Thursday! Stay tuned for more doggie content (:

“ We believe every individual has importance in this world and should be treated with respect and kindness. We believe in positive reinforcement. We believe harnessing the powerful connection between humans and dogs improves lives”

The Dog Alliance
It’s my Gotcha Day! 14 years ago, Mommy adopted me from Central Texas Dachshund Rescue! For most of my life, I’ve been a therapy dog thru The Dog Alliance. Most of my days have been with Capital Area RDSPD. Mommy says I’m an old man, but I still love my work as a ❤️🤟🏻
The Dog Alliance is passionate about improving lives by harnessing the healing power of our relationship with dogs. HCI volunteers Marita Moya and Hannah Wilson delivered a monetary donation to The Dog Alliance’s executive director, Debi Kraker.
🐾 In partnership with The Dog Alliance, Bow Wow Reading gives children the opportunity to practice reading to a certified therapy dog! Sign-up in advance for a 15-minute private session by visiting the children’s room. 🐾

📸: LTCL Patrons read to therapy dog Riley!
Happy first birthday, Milo! 🐶❤️ He's grown so much since we first sponsored him through the Hounds for Heroes program with The Dog Alliance. He'll soon make a great service dog!
This sweet boy would like his very own forever home for Christmas, if you reside in the Central Texas area, please check him at at He is a foster with Diamond Dachshund Rescue of Texas.

Students ages 5-11 can get their free COVID-19 vaccine this Saturday at a districtwide vaccine clinic hosted by Austin ISD and Vax Together Austin.

This clinic will feature therapy dogs from The Dog Alliance to help our small patients keep calm during their vaccination.

Saturday, Nov. 20
8 a.m.-noon
Austin ISD Central Office
4000 S I-35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Registration and more information:


Los estudiantes de 5-11 años de edad pueden ponerse su vacuna gratis contra la COVID-19 este sábado en una clínica de vacunación para todo el distrito patrocinada por el Austin ISD y Vax Together Austin.

Esta clínica tendrá perros de terapia de la Alianza de Perros para ayudar a nuestros pequeños pacientes a mantenerse tranquilos durante su vacunación.

Sábado, 20 de noviembre
8 a.m.-mediodía
Oficinas centrales del Austin ISD
4000 S I-35 Frontage Rd., Austin, TX 78704

Registro y más información:
We vaccinated 250+ kids yesterday with Austin ISD and Walgreens!

Beloved therapy dogs Bobby and Sky helped the kids be brave. Thank you, pups ( The Dog Alliance )!

Thank you, kids and families, for protecting yourselves and our community!

More clinics with 🐕:

Would you like to help support our efforts to increase vaccine equity and access and provide therapy dogs and toys to kids at clinics? Please visit the "Donate" and "Volunteer" sections of our website!
Meet Layla! We teamed up with The Dog Alliance to bring this furry sweetheart and her buddy Skye to provide calm and delight to children getting their vaccines at our Navarro clinic on Thursday.

These therapy dogs will be a feature of several of our upcoming COVID vaccine clinics for kids ages 5-11...
..including TODAY, Nov. 13, at the Austin ISD PAC, with limited walk-ups available from 10am-12pm.

More info:

ID: A golden doodle, leashed and seated on a linoleum floor and gazing at the camera, flanked by two women: her handler in a blue shirt and glasses, and the executive director of VaxTogetherAustin in a white shirt and jeans.
Free COVID vaccines: Thurs 11/11, 4-8pm. Navarro HS, 1201 Payton Gin Rd, ATX 78758

Ages 5 and up.

Parent/guardian: accompany kids.

Featuring: therapy dogs of The Dog Alliance !

Appts only:

Art: Wendy Fukushima / Amplifier

Austin ISD Austin Voices for Education and Youth
New parents, listen up! You made the best decision to add a young four-legged friend to the family, now comes the ever-important training! Our friends at Firehouse Animal Health Center - Leander have teamed up with The Dog Alliance to show you how in their new 5 part puppy video series. Dr. Adriana Mendoza from Firehouse Animal Health Centers Leander, and Debi Krakar, Executive Director of The Dog Alliance, are here to tell us more about this new resource!
🐶 The Dog Alliance & Firehouse Animal Health Center - Leander team up for a new way to train that precious puppy!

😻 It's Firehouse and Austin Animal Center joins us with a trio of terrific kitties looking for that forever family!

🌮 Local hero and United Tacos of America Mando Rayo launches a brand new children's book and joins us today with a sneak-peek inside !

⭐️Join Trevor Scott & Taylor Ellison today at 9am on CBS Austin!

Helping people through the power of the human-canine bond. Well trained dogs improve lives! We offer online and in-person options.

The Dog Alliance offers various programs such as service dogs for veterans, public dog training classes, Shear Excellence Dog Grooming Academy, Train Your Own Service Dog for civilians and veterans, summer camps, and Bow Wow Dog Therapy. Our public dog training includes puppy classes, dog manners, sports including agility, tricks classes, private lessons, and so much more! Go to our website to find out more on how you and your dog can get involved 😊🐕


Merry Christmas Eve!🎄 Wishing everyone a safe, warm, and happy holiday on this freezing cold weekend ❄️


Chef Tucker knows how to make the best Christmas cookies! 2 more days until Christmas🎄

- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 cup 100% pumpkin puree
• mix/knead ingredients into a dough
• roll out 1/2 inch thick
• cut out cookies & place on parchment paper
• bake at 350 for 20-25min
• cool, then eat!

**The oven was not on when filming**


Get your dog picture perfect for the new year! Anissa, our professional grooming instructor has 25+ years of experience and would love to teach you how to make grooming an easy and fun experience for you and your dog!
We have several types of classes including foundational grooming skills and breed specific grooming classes. We even have our very own Shear Excellence - Dog Grooming Academy for those who want to take it the next level and become a professional pet stylist! Tap the link below to see what upcoming classes we have available 🐾

Grooming Classes:


What’s better than a reindeer?… a Reindog! 🦌
4 Days until Christmas!🎄 Our January classes are starting to fill up, check the link below to see what upcoming classes are still available! We have everything from puppy classes and dog manners to agility and grooming 🐕🐾

...They know when they've been a good boy or girl, so you better give them those snacks! 🦴

5 more days until Christmas! Give your dog the best gift this holiday by signing up for one of our classes or workshops. It's a wonderful bonding experience! ~Link in bio~ 
#thedogalliance #servicedog #therapydog #servicedogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #goodboy #Christmas #wreath #holiday 12/20/2022

...They know when they've been a good boy or girl, so you better give them those snacks! 🦴

5 more days until Christmas! Give your dog the best gift this holiday by signing up for one of our classes or workshops. It's a wonderful bonding experience! ~Link in bio~
#thedogalliance #servicedog #therapydog #servicedogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #goodboy #Christmas #wreath #holiday

...They know when they've been a good boy or girl, so you better give them those snacks! 🦴
5 more days until Christmas! Give your dog the best gift this holiday by signing up for one of our classes or workshops. It's a wonderful bonding experience!

Upcoming Classes:

...They know when they've been a good boy or girl, so you better give them those snacks! 🦴 5 more days until Christmas! Give your dog the best gift this holiday by signing up for one of our classes or workshops. It's a wonderful bonding experience! ~Link in bio~ . . . . #thedogalliance #servicedog #therapydog #servicedogsofinstagram #dogsofinstagram #goodboy #Christmas #wreath #holiday


6 Days until Christmas! We like to take our service and therapy dogs in training out to dog friendly stores so they can work on their skills in all kinds of environments! Tucker loved his trip to Lowes almost as much as his trip to Mojo Coffee Liberty Hill for a pup cup 🐾


7 Days until Christmas! Our Bow Wow Therapy Dogs Oscar & Tessa got to take a picture with Santa and tell him what they want for Christmas! (Any guesses?)

If you’re interested in becoming a therapy dog team check out the link below to find out how to get started!


8 Days until Christmas! Margie is ready, are you?


until Christmas! Socializing your dog is important for their mental and physical health. At the Dog Alliance, we offer many opportunities for fun socialization and training with your dog. Check out the link beliw to see what classes & workshops we have available! The holidays are always more fun with friends 🐾


until Christmas! Wrapping gifts is hard when you don’t have thumbs 🐾 what is your dog going to find under the tree this year? 🎄

Here are 32 organizations seeking volunteers in the Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown area 12/14/2022

Here are 32 organizations seeking volunteers in the Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown area

Want to make an impact on your community? Here is a list of wonderful organizations that need your help! We made the list at #22 🦮
Thanks Community Impact for your support!

Here are 32 organizations seeking volunteers in the Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown area For those looking to lend a helping hand in Cedar Park, Leander and Georgetown, there are several nonprofits that offer volunteer opportunities and accept donations.

Photos from The Dog Alliance's post 12/13/2022

****CLOSED**** It's time for a... GIVEAWAY! We're kickstarting 12 days of Christmas & holiday fun with an awesome giveaway contest! Our favorite season has us in the giving mood, so Stewie has wrapped up something special for you! We'll be giving away some delicious treats for your pup and some cool DA swag for you 😎

To enter:
- Follow on Instagram & Facebook
- Like this post
- Tag a friend in the comments, each comment with a tag is another entry!
- Bonus entry: Add this post to your story and tag us

Entry period ends on Sunday, December 18th at 11:59PM. Winner will be announced and messaged via DM from The Dog Alliance. No purchases necessary. Odds of winner depend on number of entries. Unlimited entries (one comment with friend tagged = 1 entry). Continental US residents 18+ are eligible to participate in this giveaway. Winner will receive $50 worth of Dog Alliance products and other items as pictured. Dog and dog bed not included in giveaway. This giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram or Facebook. Void where prohibited.

Poorly Trained Service Dogs – The Impact on Trained Service Dog Teams - Canine Companions 12/13/2022

Poorly Trained Service Dogs – The Impact on Trained Service Dog Teams - Canine Companions

Poorly Trained Service Dogs – The Impact on Trained Service Dog Teams - Canine Companions The negative impact of poorly trained service dogs and pet dogs in public places has been rising, limiting service dog users’ abilities.


Having a hard time getting your dog to walk nicely by your side? Do you struggle to hold the leash, clicker, and reward your dog at the same time? Here’s an easy fix to get you started!


Choo Choo… all aboard! Please keep your paws and snoots in the vehicle at all times 🚂

Every Friday we take our service dogs in training on a public outing to help expose them to all kinds of environments. This week, we took them on the metro for the first time and they rocked it! Where should they go next?

Photos from The Dog Alliance's post 12/09/2022

We wanted to give a shoutout and a big thank you to A+ Federal Credit Union! We value and appreciate our long standing partnership with them as a corporate sponsor and for their ongoing volunteering events with us here at Dog Alliance. Thank you for everything you do to support the community!

Photos from The Dog Alliance's post 12/08/2022

Boomer and Tessa love their "job" as Bow Wow Therapy Dogs. They bring their everywhere. Some days they bring comfort and hugs as this past week visiting elementary school students who unexpectedly lost a member of their community. Never underestimate the healing power of dogs.


We love our service dogs and their unique personalities! What’s your dog’s nickname? Tell us in the comments below 🐾

Photos from The Dog Alliance's post 12/03/2022

Kate and Tessa, a therapy team at DA, volunteered at a vaccination clinic this week with TogetherAustin helping to bring comfort and smiles to all those in attendance! This is just one of the many ways our therapy dogs and their handlers help the community. If you are interested in becoming a therapy team with your pet or would like a therapy team to visit your organization, check out the link below!

Become a Therapy Team:

Request a Therapy Team:,and%20their%20handlers%20are%20re-tested%20every%203%20years.


Hang in there, it’s almost the weekend! Share this with a friend if you’re excited about sleeping in 😴

Photos from A+ Federal Credit Union's post 12/01/2022

Thank you A+ Federal Credit Union for volunteering with us! We were amazed at how beautiful our facility looked at the end of the day and our dogs sure appreciated the love ❤️


Welcome to The Dog Alliance, these are some of our current service dogs in training! Minus Sky, she’s our complex therapy dog ❤️ What’s your dog’s nickname? Tell us in the comments!

These dogs are trained by our certified professional dog trainers who work hard every day to make sure these pups are ready to meet the needs of their future veteran or first responder.

If you want to learn more about service or therapy dogs and how they work, follow along to find out more!


Become a therapy team with your dog like Matt and Boomer! The Dog Alliance offers therapy dog training classes and certification so that you can help bring smiles and comfort to those that need it most. Visit the link below to see how you can get started:

Help us fund our therapy teams and trips to hospitals, nursing homes, and schools:


This Giving Tuesday we want to share with you our love for helping others through the power of the human-canine bond. Click the link below for some fun 😊

Giving Tuesday:


Earle gets only the best here at Dog Alliance! If you’d like to help support our service dogs in training for veterans like Earle, please visit the link below to donate and learn more about our Hounds for Heroes and Bow Wow Therapy Programs. Thank you for your support, we wouldn’t be here without it ❤️

Check out these links to see how you can get involved:


Another way you can support the Dog Alliance this is to sign up for a class or workshop! You’ll get to have fun and bond with your dog while supporting programs like Hounds for Heroes which provides service dogs to veterans and first responders. We are offering special discounts on our classes until the end of the year, sign up while we still have spots available! Link below upcoming classes 🐾



Another way to this holiday season is to come volunteer at the Dog Alliance! We are always in need of a helping hand and have lots of volunteer opportunities. Click the link and sign up!




Add us here ⬇️

Gearing up for as we’ll be sharing all the ways you can and support the Dog Alliance! As you start looking for gifts this holiday season, please consider adding us as your charity of choice on AmazonSmile. It’s a FREE and easy way to support us as a percentage of your purchases will go directly towards supporting us ❤️

Giving Tuesday ⬇️


Is your pet also begging for Thanksgiving leftovers?


Turkey Alert 🚨 Tucker wants you and furry friends to enjoy a delicious meal this without the tummy ache! Make sure to follow along for tips to keep your pet healthy and happy this holiday season ❤️


I don’t know about you, but Tucker is hungry for that Thanksgiving turkey! Tag a friend who’s hungry for


They make us smile. Give us comfort. A shoulder to lean on. A dog has the ability to give us the most special gift of all. Unconditional love. The power of the human-canine bond is healing, and we see that every day at the Dog Alliance. Please consider supporting us in any way you can this Visit our website to learn how you can support our dogs!


Photos from The Dog Alliance's post 11/21/2022

Join the cause by giving to the Bow Wow Therapy Dog Reading Program! Support our therapy dogs and children from low-income homes that need the extra support in their education. Students who read with our therapy dogs for 15-20-minutes once each week may improve their reading skills by 12% to 20% in just 12 weeks! Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Click the link below to donate or do so through our Facebook fundraiser page. Thank you for your support. ❤️

Photos from The Dog Alliance's post 11/20/2022

We have a new four-legged friend at the Dog Alliance! Meet Stache, the cat who stole our hearts with his cool mustache and gentle demeanor ❤️


Our newest service pup in training Ginger sure knows how to ask for pets with those adorable puppy eyes 🥺 If you’d like to train your pup with us we have 2 spots remaining for our STAR Puppy class that starts December 1st!
Take a look at our upcoming classes and sign up here:


Did someone say turkey? You have our attention says Sky, Monte, Panini, Earle and Ginger! These in training are ready for the weekend! How about you?


There’s a cat at The Dog Alliance?!? What’s going on? Stay tuned…


Tune in to this newest podcast episode and learn how you can with your dog at the Dog Alliance! Debi, the Founder and Executive Director of DA shares what it takes to train a service dog and how you can help raise our puppies in training 🐕
Thank you so much for hosting us 😄

Podcast Episode:


Celebrating Margie! This wonderful in training is now 1-year-old! A true , Margie brings her , charm, and desire to please to her training. Let's wish her a wonderful !


Ava! As a , she's not your "typical" in training but Ava always brings her A-game! This little dynamo is combined with drive and athleticism. Happy 1st birthday, Ava!

The Dog Alliance story

The Dog Alliance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to improve lives through therapeutic programs based on the bond between humans and canines. Our main community-outreach programs are the Hounds for Heroes and Bow Wow Therapy Dogs programs. Additionally, we provide basic to advanced dog training classes and summer camps for dog-loving children ages 5-15 available to all members of our community.

The Hounds for Heroes program trains service dogs to improve the quality of life for veterans with post-traumatic stress and or mobility challenges.

The Bow Wow Therapy Dog program trains and certifies therapy dogs and their handlers who visit over 300 sites a year including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and nursing homes; provides assistance to at-risk readers at schools and libraries through the Bow Wow Reading Dog program; and provide stress relief at a wide variety of locations, including nonprofit and for-profit organizations, courts, offices and college campuses.

To learn more about our programs or to make a life-changing gift, visit us online at

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Free Fun for You & Your Dog!
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Last chance to show our appreciation for a terrific volunteer! Please take 30-seconds and cast your vote for Cheryl Whit...
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1321 W. New Hope Drive
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