Saturday, September 24, 2016

War Dog To Receive Full Military Honors Saturday



"...A war veteran who served two tours in Iraq will soon receive full military honors at her memorial service.

Iireland, a military working dog, passed away one month ago.

On Saturday, she will become the first military dog to be recognized for her service at Camp Nelson...."

Read more at lex18.com

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Pet Resort Helps Nonprofit Rehabilitate Military Dogs


"...Rover Oaks Pet Resort just wrapped up its sixth annual Operation: War Dogs fundraiser.


It raised more than $23,500 to help the nonprofit organization Mission K9 Rescue provide medical care, transportation and homes for retiring military and working dogs.


Steve Smith, owner of Rover Oaks, said giving back to the community has been part of his mission since he started the doggy daycare, pet spa and boarding facility in 2001...."

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Military Dogs With Tougher Jobs Than You

"...In honor of National Pet day, we figured what better way to celebrate mans best friend than taking a look at pups that serve our country !

Take a look at these 7 military dogs whose jobs are tougher than yours...."

Read more at huffingtonpost.com

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Conan Trains With The Military Working Dog Unit




"...In what might be the worst decision of his career, Conan agrees to be chased down by a professional military dog named Astor....."

Source: CONAN on TBS - YouTube :

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Soldiers Provide QualityCare to MWDs at Base Clinic

"...The NAS Jax Veterinary Treatment Facility (VTF) is professionally staffed by Army Veterinary Corps personnel who provide medical and surgical care for the base military working dogs, as well as privately owed pets of service members...

“We take care of the six military working dogs stationed here at NAS Jax, six working dogs from NS Mayport, and few Transportation Security Administration working dogs. I’m fortunate to have a highly motivated staff; my sergeants are awesome at their jobs,” continued Waldsmith.

The military working dogs receive comprehensive medical care. They are seen ..."

Read more at jacksonville.com

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Afghan War Vet and Military Dog Reunited in Dallas

"...former U.S. Marine has reunited with a military dog that he served with in Afghanistan in 2011.

For seven months in 2011, Robert Hulsey and a black Labrador named Jjoe worked side by side detecting explosives and patrolling in Marjah, Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, Hulsey was reunited with Jjoe at Dallas Love Field as his official owner. Mission K-9 Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance for the retirement of military dogs, and the American Humane Association partnered to help bring Jjoe to his new family in Texas..."

Read more at Dallas Morning News

Friday, August 8, 2014

Denver Marine Reunited with K9

"...U.S. Marine Corps veteran Matt Foster served in Afghanistan with one of his best friends, Mick. But when Foster finished his tour and returned to Denver, he knew his friend might be left behind, abandoned without a real home.

Mick is a black Labrador and served as a contract working dog for the U.S. military. After more than a year apart, Foster and Mick were reunited Thursday at Denver International Airport, thanks to a new partnership between American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue, which works to reconnect retired military dogs with their handlers..."

See video at The Denver Post

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