Lola went home with her veteran handler, Tony Medina, USN in December 2020 as an Emotional Support Animal (ESA)! Lola is beaming with pride for the good girl she knows she is! Thanks to her sponsor The Charitable Foundation San Diego (of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) for sponsoring her adoption from San Diego Department of Animal Services Carlsbad shelter, her training and placement with Tony. Success stories like theirs are only possible with the support of the community, and we are so thankful for our Red Star Sponsors who make them possible.

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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