Zeus + Michael

June 1, 2022

Hi! I’m Zeus a 2 year old Belgian Malinois the Shelter to Soldier team adopted from Kix under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of the Tea3 Foundation. I’m always super excited to hangout and work. I’m working towards learning task cues with my veteran handler Michael, USMC.

 

Lindsey + Haru

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.

Todd + Jack

Jack is a 2 year old Labrador Retriever the Shelter to Soldier team adopted from I Stand With My Pack under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of Cox Communications. I like playing with ropes and eating peanut butter from Kongs! Jack has been matched with his veteteran handler Todd, USMC.

Todd + Riley

May 31, 2022

Riley a 1 1/2 year old Labrador retriever the Shelter to Soldier team adopted from Kix under the generous Red Star Sponsorship of the Tea3 Foundation. I enjoy playing in the water and I tend to cross my paws! Right now, I’m beginning to learn my task cues. Riley has been matched with his veteran handler Todd, US Army.

 

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 working diligently toward graduating in 2022.

Eddie + Jenny

February 17, 2020

The React Foundation recently joined Shelter to Soldier (STS) to adopt a shelter dog, named Eddie, under their Red Star Sponsorship of the Program. 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. Both his appearance and medical condition may have steered prospective adopters away from this amazing dog, but The React Foundation Co Founder, Cody Sadler notes “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 React’s Cofounder, 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.”
The React Foundation has also pledged to support the April 23, 2020 1st Annual Saving Lives, One Swing at a Time Golf Tournament as the Presenting Sponsor, a generous $25,000 contribution, which will also include the sponsorship of a second dog through the Shelter to Soldier Program.
Eddie has been matched with his Navy veteran handler Jenny! We are so proud of this dynamic team. They are well on their way to graduating with the necessary skills to imporve both of their lives.
Eddie’s Adoption Story (Video)
Eddie’s Progress Story (Video)