Shelter to Soldier
Help us save lives, two at a time
Saving lives, two at a time
Shelter to Soldier™ is a CA 501c3 nonprofit organization that adopts dogs from local shelters and trains them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or other psychological injuries associated with traumatic service experiences.
We’re changing the game for veterans on the home front. They have sacrificed everything to protect our freedom, and its our turn to help them.
Paired with a mission to provide homeless dogs with a new purpose, Shelter to Soldier is dedicated to Saving Lives, Two at a Time by serving veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other injuries associated with traumatic service experiences.
Our mission is simple. We adopt dogs with an otherwise uncertain future and train them to become psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans suffering from invisible wounds, placing them at no charge.
Join our movement and get involved today by becoming a fundraiser!
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How we can help change lives
$15,000 allows us to cover the complete costs of a single dogs training program. The funding provides support for all of the rescued dog’s needs from medical care to safe housing over the course of their 12-18 month training program and subsequent training with their veteran handler.
As our impact has expanded to serve more veterans, so have our services. We now offer one-on-one counseling to applicants approved for our program, as well as peer counseling support and a case manager to support them through the process. Your donation helps us continue to serve those who have given everything for us.
Any donation amount is welcome and appreciated.
As at thank you, we want to send you a gift for helping this cause.
Their Success Stories
BEN + TANK
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.
ANGEL + JAX
Jax is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois adopted from San Diego Department of Animal Services Bonita Shelter in September 2016. Jax is full of spunk and life, and we are thrilled to have him in our program. He is very affectionate, enjoys going for walks and loves playing ball as a training reward.
AARON + LIBERTY
Lady Liberty was adopted from the San Diego Department of Animal Services in Carlsbad. She was there for a little over a month and had already been adopted and returned because she was pestering livestock. This energetic pup was just in need of a job to keep her out of trouble! She loves people and […]