Long time readers know I have a soft spot for two things: veterans, and dogs. So, I’m happy to highlight today’s celebration of National K-9 Veterans Day. Continue reading Today is National K-9 Veterans Day
From the Facebook Page of Operation Military Resources:Today we honor the life and military service of MWD TEDD Aries R568, a 14-year-old Golden Retriever who served 4 tours in Afghanistan and saved countless lives as an Army bomb dog. Thankfully, his first handler Billy was able to adopt Aries in February 2014 when he found out about the mass adoptions. Continue reading RIP Aries
This video wins the Internet today. Such a sweet story.
Never forgotten. Always appreciated. Forever loved.
Honor his memory by seeking peace in all things.
Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!
As part of the defense spending bill signed by President Obama last month, the military is now required to bring retiring K-9s back to the United States at the end of their service. Prior to this important change, if a dog was retired overseas, he or she was simply left in the last country where service was rendered.
Continue reading Early Christmas Present for Retiring Military Dogs
From the American Humane Association:
Did you know each military working dog saves the lives of between 150-200 servicemen and women by detecting IEDs and other hidden weapons? Did you also know that despite their service and the generally good efforts of military, there has been no guarantee that military dogs will be reunited with their handlers or bought back to the U.S. after their retirement.
Continue reading Good News for Military Dogs