October 22, 2019

It’s #MakeADogsDay today (October 22nd, 2019) and our Shelter to Soldier pups are celebrating in true rescue fashion! Our service dog trainees really do enjoy the sweet life every day, with regular training sessions they love, amazing bones donated by Barkley’s Bag, and the best public access training outings ever. Not to mention, once graduated, they get to work with their veteran handler every day. It’s our daily practice to show them gratitude for the amazing work they do for our veterans, and the leaps and bounds they have come in training since their adoption day. Isn’t it great to have a day dedicated to making them feel extra special? We think so!

How can YOU #MakeADogsDay today for our Shelter to Soldier service dogs in training and those we have yet to adopt?

  • DONATE Today – A gift as small as $10 goes a long way for our dogs in training. Plus, through the month of October, the Petco Foundation is matching all donations up to $20,000 made to Shelter to Soldier. Even more reason to give!
  • Pledge TODAY and begin planning for a #GivingTuesday fundraiser to maximize your impact on the world’s largest day of giving, December 3, 2019. Share with your friends and family and get them involved to make a difference in our mission of “Saving Lives, Two at a Time™!
  • Do the double: 1) Set up Shelter to Soldier as your Amazon Smile charity of choice so that Shelter to Soldier receives a donation from Amazon for EVERY purchase you make when shopping from AmazonSmile.com 2) Place an order for #MakeADogsDay presents for our service dog trainees and new adoptions! See our wish list below. Please drop off or ship wish list items to our training facility: Shelter to Soldier, 2909 San Luis Rey Rd. Oceanside, CA 92058.
  • Share our mission and this blog with your network of friends and family!

Shelter to Soldier #MakeADog’sDay Wish List:

  • Zuke’s Mini Naturals training treats
  • Bully Sticks (12 in)
  • Whimzees Large chews (any shape)
  • Large and XLarge Kong (stuffable) chew toys
  • Pig Ears – made in the USA, Bulk options available
  • Large, XLarge and Jumbo split elk antlers
  • Pet Botanics Training Rewards Treats
  • Blue Buffalo Wilderness Trail Treats – Wild Bits
  • Merrick Power Bites Training Treats
  • Cloud Star Chewy Tricky Trainer Training Treats
  • Stewart Freeze Dried Liver Treats
  • Crazy Dog Train Me Training Reward Treats
  • Natural Balance Mini Rewards
  • Natural Balance Food Roll (we cut them up and use as high value treats)

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