Attracting more than 5,000 participants annually, THSD's Mighty Texas Dog Walk has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records several times for being the largest dog-walk on earth. The nonprofit THSD adopts dogs from animal shelters and trains them as working partners for Texans living with disabilities — free of charge. Hearing Dogs are trained to alert their deaf owners by touch and lead them to everyday sounds, such as a door knock, smoke alarm, or telephone. Service Dogs assist individuals with physical disabilities by opening doors, fetching wheelchairs, retrieving dropped items, operating light switches, moving paralyzed limbs, and getting help. To the tune of $17,500 each. Talk about a labor of love! THSD founder and President Sheri Soltes is another one of the best things about Austin ... and she could use your help.
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