Buddy is a super sweet and spunky, young West Highland White Terrier Mix. He graduated with his veteran handler, Shane Krutchen, USMC in March 2021. The pair are very bonded and doing very well! Buddy was adopted from El Cajon Animal Shelter under the generous sponsorship of the David C. Copley Foundation. He is the David C. Copley Foundations second (of three) sponsored pups through our program! You might have caught his journey on CBS 8 News #DogTags segments!

Other Success Stories

  • Ben + Tank

    San Diego, CA

    Tank came into our program in June 2014 through the sponsorship of The Wintercreek Foundation. Ben applied to our program in the Spring of 2015, and was perhaps one of our most driven applicants.

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  • James + Calver

    San Diego, CA

    Calver is a 3 year-old, male standard schnauzer. His dad, James, applied to Shelter to Soldier™ and was approved to be a recipient due to his diagnosis of TBI (traumatic brain injury) and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)

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  • Vic + Kira

    San Diego, CA

    Kira is a loving 4 year old female labrador/pit mix. She was rescued just in time to allow her the opportunity to live a happy, loving and purposeful life.

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