Ron + Dante

January 18, 2023

Hi, I’m Dante and this is my awesome veteran, Ron! Ron and I have recently passed the Canine Good Citizen test and we’re working on learning our task cues together! In my free time, Ron & I love to play fetch & end our sessions with cuddles. I’m super excited to be matched!

Dempsy + Adrianna

November 26, 2022

Hi, I’m Dempsy! I’m a 1 year old chocolate lab the Shelter to Soldier team adopted on November 23rd, 2022 from Labs & More under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of Michele & John Dempsy. Sr.. I’m super new here so I’m just getting to know everyone and vice versa. So far, I love playing ball with people and I love working for treats! I’ve learned all my basic obedience commands and prepping for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. I’ve been recently matched with my veteran, Adrianna!


Lindsey + Haru

June 1, 2022

Haru is a 2 year old German Shepard the Shelter to Soldier team adopted from the Carlsbad Animal Shepherd under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of the San Diego Women’s Club. I enjoy getting belly rubs and chewing on bones. Haru has been matched with her veteran handler Lindsey, USMC. This pair grows their bond weekly in their training sessions and strengthens their training skills at each visit.

Murphy + Aaron

May 19, 2022

Murphy is a 1 year old Cattle Dog Mix the Shelter to Soldier team adopted from Labs & More Rescue out of San Diego, CA under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of UNITE. Right now, he’s working on continued advanced obedience training and his task cues while enjoying every minute of handler training with his veteran, Aaron! Murphy loves cuddling and playing with squeaky toys, and getting lots of love from the animal care and training staff here at Shelter to Soldier! His favorite person in the world though, is his dad Aaron! Murphy is Aaron’s second service dog through the Shelter to Soldier, as his former service dog Liberty needed to retire because of arthritis and hip dysplasia.

Barley + Meraki

February 25, 2022

Barley is a 2 year old pitbull mix that we adopted in November 2020 from rescue partner, Wags and Walks under the generous sponsorship of Mollie Carter and Kevin Mignonga. He’s matched with USMC veteran Meraki and they’re working diligently toward graduating in 2022!

Sully + Heather

February 24, 2022

Hi! I’m Sully a 1 year old Weimaraner Mix the Shelter to Soldier team adopted from Wags & Walks under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of Berkshire Hathaway Charitable Foundation Los Angeles. I’m currently working with my favorite person ever, my handler in training, Heather! Heather is a US Army Veteran and now, a great service dog handler student!

Ronel + Gunner

Hi! I’m Gunner a 1 1/2 year old Wire Haired Terrier the Shelter to Soldier team adopted from Wags & Walks under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of Zander & Maddy Fryer. I like hopping and tilting my head for snacks! I’ve got all my obedience down and have moved onto learning task cues. 
I’m having so much fun helping out my new veteran, Ronel!

Jessica + Libby

August 24, 2021

Libby is a fun-loving, eager, and affectionate lab mix adopted from our friends at Labs & More under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of Karen and Jeff Shabel. We are thrilled to have found this spunky gal who is currently in training with her US Army veteran handler, Jessica



Eddie + Blake

February 17, 2020

 Eddie was found as a stray at the border of Tecate, Mexico. He was rescued stateside by a Border Patrol Agent and taken to the San Diego Department of Animal Services Bonita Shelter, where he was later adopted by Shelter to Soldier. Eddie came to the shelter with a medical condition known as Entropion, in which the eyelid folds inward. Sponsor, Cody remarks “Graham’s trained eye saw through the grime and recognized this dog as a perfect candidate for Shelter to Soldier’s service dog training program.”
Eddie was affectionately named as a tribute to his sponsor George Sadler’s dear Staffordshire Terrier that passed in October 2019. “Giving Eddie a new lease on life was a memory that The React Foundation will cherish for the rest
of our lives.”
Eddie has completed his training program and has been recently been matched with USN Veteran, Blake!
Eddie’s Adoption Story (Video)
Eddie’s Progress Story (Video)