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    Jonathon + Berkeley

    On Veteran’s Day 2016, we hosted a very special and intimate graduation ceremony for US Army Veteran Jonathon Marroquin and his service dog, Berkeley. Berkeley’s adoption, care, housing, training and graduation were generously sponsored by Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Los Angeles Charitable Foundation and Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Calabasas Office. Berkeley was rescued from a […]

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    Liz + Charlie

    Schubach Aviation Private Hangar

    On October 29, 2016, Schubach Aviation generously hosted the graduation of veteran recipient, Liz Carmouche, and her Shelter to Soldier service dog, Charlie, at their beautiful, private hangar. Schubach Aviation was our first Red Star Corporate Sponsor and they have continued to support our mission for over three years. Through their continued support, Schubach Aviation […]

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    Karen + Seven

    Wow, what a team! We are so happy to announce that Karen and Seven graduated our service dog program on July 11, 2016! They are an amazing pair and Karen attributes her new found confidence to having Seven. “I am finally finding myself wanting to go places now and get out of my house…by myself. […]

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    Mason + Griffin

    San Diego, CA

    Mason Crosslin, US Army Ret. is an OIF veteran who suffers from Post Traumatic Stress. For years, he had the support of his service dog, Chase, who helped him cope in society and heal from the wounds of combat. Chase tragically and suddenly passed away from lymphoma in September last year, and Mason reached out to […]

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    Ricky + Plato

    San Diego, CA

    On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, SGT Ricky Mendez, USMC, graduated the Shelter to Soldier program with his new service dog, Plato. Shelter to Soldier CoFounders, Kyrié and Graham Bloem, adopted Plato from a rescue group in the LA area in February 2015 under the corporate sponsorship of Plato Pet Treats and their philanthropic program, Plato Wags […]

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    Chris + Jade

    San Diego, CA

    Shelter to Soldier adopted Jade from Rancho Coastal Humane Society in Encinitas in November 2014. She is a 2 year old golden retriever/shepherd mix with a very kind soul. She is mature beyond her age but still playful and spirited. Jade craves affection from her human friends and handlers, an amazing quality for a service dog. Jade […]

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    Tom + Sandy

    San Diego, CA

    Sandy came into our program in 2013 through the sponsorship of Ranch & Coast Magazine. Tom applied to our program in early 2014, but because of his diagnosis and things he was working through at the time, he took over a year to complete his application process.

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    James + Tyberius

    San Diego, CA

    Jagger & Kristi at Magic 92.5 were working on helping Ty and his mom before she passed away and reached out to our founder, Graham Bloem, to help Ty.

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    Vic + Kira

    San Diego, CA

    Kira is a loving 4 year old female labrador/pit mix. She was rescued just in time to allow her the opportunity to live a happy, loving and purposeful life.

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    James + Calver

    San Diego, CA

    Calver is a 3 year-old, male standard schnauzer. His dad, James, applied to Shelter to Soldier and was approved to be a recipient due to his diagnosis of TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

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    Ben + Tank

    San Diego, CA

    Tank came into our program in June 2014 through the sponsorship of The Wintercreek Foundation. Ben applied to our program in the Spring of 2015, and was perhaps one of our most driven applicants.

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