In 2011, to assist him in his daily life, Gabe Martinez received a service dog that was named Wonka.  Wonka came from Canine Companions for Independence, in Oceanside, California. Wonka can pick things up for Gabe and open doors if he is ever in his wheelchair in public.  Wonka can even fetch a drink from…



My name is Tex and I’m a Certified Therapy Dog  through the organization, Love on a Leash. My therapy team consists of me and my mom, Moe, and we love to visit patients at the VA Hospital in La Jolla, as well as Nursing Homes throughout San Diego County. We also visit the Wounded Warrior…


Surf Dog Ricochet

Meet one of our Unstoppable Heroes Mascots, Ricochet: Surf Dog Ricochet is a world famous, award-winning surf dog who surfs for fun, wins surf dog contests & most importantly… SURFS WITH PURPOSE! She surfs solo, with children, adults, pros, celebrities, other dogs, a goat & even Rob Machado!  Ricochet also does incredible work with wounded…



This is Bonnie, who is Ignacio “Ig” Castro’s service dog and best friend. Bonnie is a South African Mastiff. Another name for that particular breed is a “Boerboel”. She was only eight weeks old and weighed 20 pounds when she came to Ig from a breeder in San Jose. She is 20 weeks old now…