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Lynn Craig finding Lone Star Diabetic Alert Dogs, LLC was an answered prayer. It is a great joy working with the dogs and getting them ready to do their lifesaving work. But, it is bittersweet when it’s time for them to leave with their permanent handlers.
Lynn was pleasantly surprised at the similarities between ‘schooling’ pups & homeschooling her boys. Though, the adorable pups are more enthusiastic students.
She takes great pride in what our training has accomplished and the joy that the pups will be greatly loved and appreciated. Lynn is very grateful to be a part of the Lone Star Diabetic Alert Dogs, LLC's program and loves to hear good reports of how the pups are behaving & saving the lives of their handlers.
New Braunfels, Texas
Maria learned about Lone Star Diabetic Alert Dogs, LLC through trainer, Lynn Craig. When she learned about the amazing work we do, she jumped on the opportunity to volunteer with us.
Maria's time was filled with learning and bonding with the dogs and the other trainers. After a year of volunteering, she took a position on our staff.
She is amazed by the dogs' ability to assist humans in such wonderful ways and the work that we do to help make life easier for those with type one diabetes.
DR. RAYMOND JOHNSON
Amanda loves training for Lone Star Diabetic Alert Dogs, LLC because It truly is like family. She has always been a huge animal lover and dreamed of becoming a veterinarian. But, Amanda put schooling on hold to start a family.
Having three kids (one with special needs) requires a lot of time. Through training a service dog for her son she achieved a deeper understanding of the important role diabetic alert dogs have in the lives of their handlers.
After discovering and working for Lone Star Diabetic Alert Dogs, she is very thankful for the opportunity to help train incredible, life-saving dogs and is truly excited to be a part of what we do.
FOUNDER & TRAINER
Kim has a very special story to tell about how she came to become the founder of Lone Star Diabetic Alert Dogs, LLC. She believes this is her calling and is excited to bring her diabetic alert dogs to the Chattanooga, Tennessee and surrounding areas.
For more about her story, read the "Our Story" page.
DR. RAYMOUND JOHNSON, DMV
Dr. Johnson is our Executive Director and on–staff veterinarian. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas and his Doctorate at Texas A&M.
He has been practicing for over 40 years and owned a small animal hospital in Austin, Texas. During his free time, he was the fire chief for the Jolleyville Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years.
From training to veterinary care and nutrition, Dr. Johnson help Lone Star Diabetic Alert Dogs, LLC in countless ways. An added benefit of having one of our DADs is being able to pick up the phone for consultation if you ever have a concern about your DAD.
Karen Lillard is an excellent trainer who serves the New Braunfels, Texas area. When she retired from the business world to be a full time mom, she had more time to indulge her passion for working with rescue animals.
As a result, Karen has acquired years of experience socializing and training shelter dogs to make them more suitable for adoption. Working with Lone Star Diabetic Alert Dogs, LLC and Kim Johnson to help train dogs that will one day provide a valuable service is such an honor.
"It is always amazing to witness the dogs' transformation as they realize their full potential as a diabetic alert dog."
O U R S T A F F
Founder & Trainer