North San Diego County

Love on a Leash®

The North San Diego County chapter was one of the first chapters of Love on a Leash; established in 2001, it is currently our largest chapter. The chapter coordinates multiple group visits each month at senior living facilities, hospitals, schools and libraries in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside and surrounding cities; many members visit additional sites independently. We also participate in community events and have a special connection with Wounded Warriors at Camp Pendleton.

Meet Our Leaders

Vince Cupo and Beth Hulsart have been the North San Diego County co-leaders since April of 2021. Vince lives in San Juan Capistrano and is certified with Greta, a black Labrador Retriever. When Vince is not working or volunteering with Love on a Leash, he enjoys restoring his classic Land Rover NAS Defender 90 and spending time with his wife and their two Labrador Retrievers. His favorite part about volunteering with Love on a Leash is spending time at the Wounded Warriors Battalion West at Camp Pendleton. Beth lives in Carlsbad and is certified with Emily, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. Beth is a retired educator and avid volunteer. Besides working with LOAL, Beth also volunteers with the Friends of the Carlsbad Library and particularly enjoys their Paws To Read program where the youngsters read to the pups. Her favorite part about volunteering with Love on a Leash is bossing Vince around.
Vince Cupo
Chapter Leader
Beth Hulsart
Chapter Leader

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