Our veteran support home provides veterans in need with critical resources to help them get back on their feet, including free room and board, counseling, VA assistance, financial coaching, and career training.
Julie served in the Air Force from 2008-2011 as a A-10/F-15 line Avionics Technician.
Ashley served in the Navy from 2007-2011. She was a machinist's mate on the Aircraft Carrier USS Ronald Reagan CVN 76.
Brady served in the Navy from 1996-2002. His last rank was E-5, and his rating in the US Navy was Search and Rescue Swimmer/Fire Controlman.
We work with local rescue organizations and shelters to match each veteran to a canine companion. The veteran then trains their new animal to be their emotional support dog or battle buddy.
Wiley is a 3-year-old Beagle/Whippet mix. He was handed to Ray’s Hope by his former owner, an elderly lady who was unable to care for him due to her medical problems. When Wiley came to us, he had severe anxiety, problems with leash walking, was afraid of loud noises and men and barked constantly at strangers. Today, almost one year later, Wiley, walks well on a leash, is not afraid of loud noises, and has stopped barking at strangers. Wiley is currently working on overcoming his anxiety. He is currently paired with Ashley.
Lion-O is a 4-year-old German Shepherd who was rescued from a Los Angeles Animal Shelter in March 2018. When Lion-O was rescued, he was emaciated, suffered from separation anxiety, and was not house trained. Today, Lion-O is healthy, completely house trained, and waits patiently for his companion to come home. He is paired with Julie.
Rubik, 1.5-year-old Vizsla, was purchased from breeders in Northern California. He was living in a home in Santa Clarita, where he remained in his crate all day every day, let out occasionally for quick trips outside. Ray’s Hope members heard his story and asked if they could rescue him. The family who had him advised the group that Rubik was unruly, prone to nipping, and urinated in response to his fear of punishment. The family willingly surrendered Rubik to Ray’s Hope on December 2018. Today, Rubik is calm, responsive, obedient, and no longer nips when startled. Rubik is paired with Brady.
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