Military Working Dogs – Canines Who Help Our Soldiers.

Military Working Dogs (MWD’s) have been used by the U.S. Military since World War I. Along with their volunteer handlers, the dogs are trained in teams as scouts, trackers, sentry, mine/booby-trap/tunnel and water detection of hostile forces. They have been used in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo and now Afghanistan and…

Shelter Dogs Bring Hope to Veterans

“When a warrior arrives at our academy, they arrive on two legs; they leave on six.” -Shari Duval, President, K9s for Warriors More than two million soldiers have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. According to 2011 figures from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 476,515 veterans with primary or secondary diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) received…

Honoring Military War Dogs in Wayne, PA

On this week after Memorial Day it is important to remember all who have served this country for our freedom. War dogs are no exception. Dogs have been an important part of the United States military for decades. One even aided in the killing of Osama bin Laden. Military working dogs are trained to jump…

Military dog retires to a loving home

Any dog owner would be hard pressed to find a bigger lover than Jukon. Or one more brave. The golden-black Belgian malinois is retired now and has his own chaise on which to lounge at the northwest Gainesville home of Judie and Richard Mindrum, along with seven cats as housemates.   Read More:

MacDill’s veterinarians care to TSA K-9

8/27/2013 – MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — “The job that these dogs do is so incredibly important because people’s safety is on the line, and we take great pride in keeping these dogs healthy,” said Army Spc. Caleb Jefferson, an animal care specialist with the Veterinary Treatment Facility on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. When it comes to…

Air Force retires military dog wounded in Afghanistan

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. — It’s always a big deal when a Purple Heart recipient retires from active duty. There are speeches and spectators and maybe even a certificate. But at a retirement ceremony Friday at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, the guest of honor was simply happy with his chew toy. Charlie, a hard-working German shepherd,…

Military K9 honored

Soldiers, veterans and family members paid a special honor to a dog whose job was to find explosives in Afghanistan. Alf was put to sleep Thursday afternoon and his owner never left his side. The Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team gave him the military honors he deserved. In the veterans section of Roselawn Cemetery, a special…