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 is an energetic, happy little girl with a strong drive to work. She is sweet, kind, and incredibly goofy, and has learned quickly in our program. She is our youngest adoption to-date, but we were so confident in her behavior and potential that we made an exception to our general age guideline of 6 months to 2.5 year of age at the time of adoption, and we are so glad we did! Thursday will make a great service dog companion for a future veteran recipient. In April 2016, The Thursday Club Juniors held their annual gala, and chose to honor veterans and our program. They raised over $88,000 with their event, and we are thrilled to have Thursday join our program under their sponsorship.

Other Dogs in Training

  • 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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  • Jaimie + Moose

    Breed: Pit Bull Mix

    Moose is a 2-year-old pit bull mix with a spunky but sweet personality, and a very keen desire to work and please his handler. He was adopted from the San Diego Department of Animal Services Bonita Shelter. Moose works best for affection, and really loves his psychiatric service dog work, as it gives him a […]

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  • Duke

    Breed: Cattle Dog Mix
    Age: 1 year old

    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 […]

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