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Inmates, vets find new hope through service dog program

GATESVILLE – Inside this women’s prison North of Gatesville, two people with very different lives will forever be connected by a dog named Stan. Inmate Nicole Windham’s five DUIs got her a sentence of 13 years. “If you don’t take responsibility for it and say, ‘I got myself here,’ and humble yourself – that’s been […]


Every Veteran Deserves A Service Dog!

Patriot PAWS is a non-profit dedicated to providing disabled veterans with service dogs and no cost to the veteran. Each service dog is specially trained by elite dog trainers to assist and protect veterans with life-altering injuries, PTSD, and other disabilities. Each dog takes approximately two years to train, costing the organization around $33,000 per […]

FOX 7 Tommy is back in Austin

Fox 7’s favorite service dog is back in Austin. He’s in the Capital City on behalf of Patriot Paws to help get a law passed. His first stop was for an event with the Texas Federation of Republican Women. With Tommy as the celebrity guest at Belles n’ Boots, the group kick-started their campaign to […]

Patriot PAWS Attends I-30 Girls Basketball Game

The pups of Patriot PAWS Service Dogs were a slam-dunk hit during pregame of the Lady Hawks vs Lady Jackets basketball game on Friday, January 20, 2017. The adorable ‘Ballers’ gave away tons of puppy kisses and smiles to fans of both teams at the Rockwall-Heath High School Gym.


Veteran’s Day 2016

Service dogs cost $33K but are priceless to veterans in need, compliments of Rockwall nonprofit. “I’ve seen the magic these dogs bring,” said Springstead. “They’re so important to recovery.” (Continue Reading…)

Prisoners help train patriot paws puppies

One of the ways the non-profit organization Patriot Paws keeps costs down is by partnering with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. For the last eight years inmates at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice have been teaching Patriot PAWS pups to pull their weight as service dogs. Patriot PAWS trainer Sarah Alvarado says, “They […]