In July of 2017, we were contacted by our close friend and rescue partner Cece Bloum, from Thrive Animal Rescue. Cece reached out to our training company, Specialty Dog Training, to get some basic obedience training for a new rescue for them, Duke. However, once we evaluated him, we determined that Duke would be a perfect fit for Shelter to Soldier™ and adopted him! Duke is a 1 year old cattle dog mix, and was a homeless stray before ending up at the Humane Society of Imperial County, where he was rescued by Thrive. He is a very social pup who loves to play with people and dogs alike. This energetic pup LOVES to train and will make a great service dog for a veteran in the future! Special thanks to Duke’s Red Star Sponsor, Rotary Club of La Mesa, for funding his adoption, training, and care.

Other Dogs in Training

  • Thursday

    Breed: Shepherd Mix
    Age: 4 months

    On November 15th, 2016 our Shelter to Soldier™ service dog training team visited the San Diego Department of Animal Services on Gaines St. in San Diego. There, we met many great dogs – but fell madly in love with this sweet puppy, affectionately named Thursday by her Red Star Sponsor, The Thursday Club Juniors. Thursday […]

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  • Angel + Jax

    Breed: Belgian Malinois
    Age: 1 year old

    Meet Jax! Jax is a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois adopted from San Diego Department of Animal Services Bonita Shelter in September 2016. Jax is full of spunk and life, and we are thrilled to have him in our program. He is very affectionate, enjoys going for walks and loves playing ball as a training reward.  Jax […]

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  • Armstrong

    Armstrong was adopted from one of our rescue partners, Labs N More! The rescue contacted training director and Cofounder, Graham Bloem, to tell him that they had a few dogs we needed to meet and Armstrong was one pup we just had to have for Shelter to Soldier™! This energetic and sweet boy is eager […]

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