Rey Canonizado, USN Ret. and his service dog Keeta recently graduated our Shelter to Soldier service dog training program on Thursday, July 9th. The team has worked hard together over several months, enduring the hardship of a 3-month-long pause in handler training due to COVID-19 to complete their handler training course. Rey was joyfully joined by his family at the graduation ceremony celebrating this amazing pair!

Keeta’s journey from adoption, through our program, and to her graduation with Rey was generously sponsored by Chris and Rick Fink through our Red Star Sponsorship program. Keeta was adopted from our incredible rescue partner, Labs & More Rescue out of San Diego, CA.

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    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

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    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

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    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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