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Shelter to Soldier

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About Shelter to Soldier

Shelter to Soldier's motto is Saving Two Lives At A Time. And they accomplish this by rescuing dogs from local shelters and transforming them into psychiatric service dogs for post-9/11 combat veterans who are affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and other injuries resulting from their traumatic service. With unmatched expertise in training service dogs, Shelter to Soldier is devoted to using their talents to honor the military personnel who have selflessly served our country.

Why Shelter to Soldier is so Important

Unfortunately, according to a study conducted by the Veterans Affairs Department, an average of 17 veterans commit suicide each day in the United States.

There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as each individual experiences mental health conditions differently and will respond to treatment in their own way. However, many veterans who have been paired with a service dog report significant reductions in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, isolation, and nightmares. In some cases, the presence of a furry friend can be enough to help a veteran feel comfortable leaving the house and re-engaging with the world – something that might not be possible without the help of a four-legged companion.

How Fetch The Sun Supports Shelter to Soldier

As a veteran-owned company, Fetch the Sun loves what this rescue is accomplishing as it is solving two of our urgent issues simultaneously. We support Shelter To Soldier through monetary donations from our apparel sales.

Fetch The Sun CEO, Stephen Ryan in Afghanistan
Our Co-Founder/CEO in Afghanistan while attached to NATO's Security Transition Team, 2013

If you are a veteran struggling with mental health issues, please know that you are not alone. Please reach out for help if you need it. Veterans Crisis Line: 988 (Press 1). The Veterans Crisis Line is confidential, free, and available 24/7. You can also chat online with a crisis counselor at

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