Our Story

PAWS for Service started in 1995 as a small outreach program and has become San Antonio’s premier therapy dog organization. We have more than 150 teams making over 300 visits a month.


PAWS membership teams are comprised of people from all walks of life: professionals, executives, homemakers, business owners, students and retired folks. Anyone who has a compassionate heart is welcome. Our dogs range from purebred champions to mixed breed rescue dogs of all sizes.


PAWS for Service is recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and authorized to certify teams for AKC Therapy Dog titles.


PAWS for Service is affiliated with the R.E.A.D Program whose mission it is to improve the literacy skills of children through the assistance of registered therapy teams as literacy mentors.