3rd Annual Hero Dog Awards: Operation Purple Camp and Military Dog Carlos

October 30, 2013 · Print This Article

Carlos

Photo courtesy Hero Dog Awards

Operation Purple Camp gives the children of military parents an opportunity to do “normal” kid stuff while coping with the stress of having a family member deployed.

American Humane brings therapy dogs to the campsite to help alleviate anxiety and depression while boosting self-confidence among the kids.

What a cool idea!

Carlos served in Iraq and Afghanistan for over 3 years as an explosives detection dog, saving countless lives. Like John D, Carlos is a testament to the strength of a dog’s sense of smell.

After he was retired, Carlos was adopted by a woman who takes good care of his medical issues. He now visits civic organizations and schools, spreading the word about dogs who serve in the military.

He is sponsored by Royal Canin and partnered with the charity Military Working Dog Adoptions.
Standing ovation for Carlos!

Get out the tissues – they’re now showing a photo montage of previous dogs honored as heroes who have crossed the rainbow bridge.

Be back soon.

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One Response to “3rd Annual Hero Dog Awards: Operation Purple Camp and Military Dog Carlos”

  1. Therapy and Assistance/Service Dogs | Learners Online on December 23rd, 2013 10:27 pm

    […] One of the canine “stars” of the 2013 summer session was a dog named Carlos who was named the winner of the Third Annual Hero Dog Awards at Operation Purple Camp.  Not only has Carlos completed superior work with the children of deployed military parents, he served in Iraq and Afghanistan for over three years as an explosives detection dog.  Following this, Carlos was adopted and now visits civic organizations and schools, spreading the word about dogs who serve in the military. […]

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