Thistle is a 2 year old Golden Retriever Mix we adopted from Labs & More Rescue under the generous sponsorship of Rennie Gabriel and Three Dog Bakery Encino. She is spunky and goofy, sweet and loving, and enjoys harnessing her puppy energy for her new job as a focused Shelter to Soldier trainee.

Thistle is currently in handler training with her veteran, Brendan Moaratty, U.S. Navy. We are so pleased to have them in our program!

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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  • Julio + Matt

    Julio is an approximately 3 year old rottweiler pitbull mix who we adopted from San Diego County Department of Animal Services Shelter on Gaines St. in San Diego. Julio was eager to please and loved working for treats and affection, but his behavior was struggling in the kennel environment, and he needed a new home. […]

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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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