Gabriel is training to become an Autism service dog and the official ambassador of Safe in
Austin Rescue Ranch! He has quickly become the protector of all animals here on the Ranch.
Kids and animals just love to snuggle up to our gentle giant and be wrapped up in love.
While Angel can never be replaced, we know for a fact she sent this sweet boy to bring joy and
protection over us, all our rescue animals, and to the countless children and families he will
meet over the years. He will continue Angel’s work of, not only being there for Jackson and my
family when needed, but spreading awareness to people everywhere about Autism Service
Over time we have been evaluating his behavior, social skills, recovery time, sensitivity, eye
contact and more. With the help of my friend Diane with Just Dawg it, (who was the first person I
ever talked to about bringing Angel home six years ago), we have been working on his training.
I can tell you so far, he is shockingly chill and mature and soaking it all in like a sponge! Many,
many pictures to come as we invite you to follow us on our journey as we use our knowledge
and many of our partners and friends to train our next Autism Service dog. I am blessed to know
many incredible trainers and organizations that we will lean on during this process and can’t
wait to share it with you. If you are not aware of how we started, please take a moment to read about our Angel.
We miss you and love you so much, Angel girl. Everyday I’m thankful for the miracle you were
to us, and I promise that Gabriel and I will try to make you so very proud.