The Shelter to Soldier Canine Ambassador Therapy Team is a group of certified Therapy Dogs, and their dedicated handlers.  The goal of these teams is to provide comfort and love to members of the veteran and active duty military community!

Our Canine Ambassadors Impact the community by:

  • Attending Veteran/Military Events in Southern California
  • Visiting Veteran Homes to meet residents
  • Visiting schools to educate children about therapy and service dogs
  • Participating in veteran group therapies and events in the community
  • Visiting with active duty military and their families
  • Attending deployments and homecoming ceremonies
  • Visiting Military members in local hospitals (Hospital Dependent)
  • Crisis response for military groups affected by loss or trauma
  • And More!

The Canine Ambassador program is a unique way for Shelter to Soldier to make a wider impact on the veteran and active duty military community through outreach and providing comfort and love to our amazing service members and their families as a free service.

For more information on becoming a member of the Canine Ambassador Therapy Team, or reserving a Canine Ambassador team for your community event, group, or gathering, contact Tommy Moore at !

Team Profiles

  • Jäger

    Meet Jäger! Jäger was rescued from a kill shelter who had been born blind. He had a bilateral congenital defect in his front wrists. He LOVES snacks, plays with rocks, & opens doors even though he’s blind. Jäger is a sweet love bug and we’re happy to have him on our team!  

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  • Tito

    Meet Tito! One of our newest and cuddliest Canine Ambassadors! Tito loves attending the Paw Squad events and Petco park as he loves to be seen. He provides great comfort to those around him and doesn’t mind any affection from those looking to give it! Tito also loves children!    

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  • Nala

    Breed: Golden Retriever
    Age: 4Y

    Meet this sweet golden, Nala! Nala joined our Canine Ambassador program in September of 2022 and has shared the comfort of having a therapy dog at our special events including Paw Squad games at Petco Park!

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  • Moose

    Moose is the first member of our new therapy team (STS Canine Ambassadors). Moose was sponsored by Petco Foundation to become a psychiatric service dog for a veteran in need.

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  • Harley

    Breed: German Shepherd Mix
    Age: 4

    Harley is a 4-year-old german shepherd mix and rescue dog, adopted from the Escondido Humane Society in 2017. She is one of the fluffiest members of the Shelter to Soldier Canine Ambassador team and she loves meeting new people, especially kiddos!  

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