When: August 28, 2021 at 5:00pm-9:00pm
Location: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe, 5951 Linea Del Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067



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Please email – Debbie@sheltertosoldier.org for more information 

 Shelter to Soldier

2366 Front Street 

San Diego, CA 92101

SPONSORSHIPS: Join our sponsor team to help us maximize our fundraising effort. Sponsor options include exciting visibility options, while directly impacting the lives of those served by our mission. View our Sponsor Package here.


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Shelter to Soldier is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and rescue organizations and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans and Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) for veterans and active duty military suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other injuries associated with traumatic service experiences.

We hope you’ll join our efforts with your contribution to our largest fundraising event of the year, the 9th Annual Be the Light Gala.


Schedule of Events:

5 – 5:30 Registration, Welcome and Photos

5:30 – 7 pm Small Bites, Drinks* and Silent Auction

7 – 9 pm Dinner, Speakers, and Live Auction

*Beer, Wine, Cutwater Spirits and Shelter to Soldier Specialty Cocktails will be complimentary with your VIP Ticket admission.



Beef: Braised Short Rib (gf, nf) Pomme Puree, Pan Seared Asparagus, Smoked Paprika Baby Carrots, Braising Jus

Seafood: Oven Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon (gf, nf, df) Garlic Spinach, Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, Orange Anise Reduction

Vegetarian: Vegetarian Curry Bowl, Potato, Broccoli, Carrots, Brown Rice (gf, df, ve)

Shelter to Soldier is committed to “Saving Lives, Two at a Time.” Through our life-saving program, veterans are given the valuable resource of an assistance animal during a time that they feel lost and alone. Shelter dogs are given a second chance and a purpose outside of the shelter much different than a past that has felt abandonment.  Our Be the Light Gala is a critical component of our annual fundraising efforts and contributes significantly to the impact we are able to make in the dog rescue and veteran communities in Southern California. 


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