Shay is an eager little pup who is so excited to become a service dog to help veterans, but she has a lot to learn to be effective in her new role. Jake, a retired service dog from the Veterans Assistance Dogs of Texas, is here to help. He walks Shay through the necessary steps to learn her new job, everything from taking obedience lessons to public access training. Jake explains the importance of his job to Shay who has so many questions. Jake the Service Dog, a picture book for children, highlights the special role service dogs play in the lives of veterans.