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

  • 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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  • Armstrong + Trong

    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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