Honoring the Dogs of War

  A new memorial salutes fallen canine heroes. In late 2005, Sgt. Maj. Chris Moyer and his unit were on patrol in Iraq’s Western Euphrates River Valley when his canine soldier companion, Valco, detected an enemy sniper lying in wait with an AK-47. The enemy fled into a thick palm grove and the dog gave…

Blind Military Dog Finds a Home

SPANISH SPRINGS, Nev. — He’s a veteran, a war hero and a canine.  The former bomb-sniffing dog served with the U.S. Marines, but after a year in Afghanistan, he became disabled and lost his role in the military.  Now he’s back in the states with a completely new lifestyle.  Meet Asur. Read More:

Camp Pendleton commemorates a sign from a fallen friend

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. —      Service members, families and friends joined together for the unveiling of the Camp Pendleton War Dogs sign here July 20. Sgt. Adam L. Cann created the sign before he was killed in action, at the age of 23, by a suicide-bomb attack on a police recruitment station in Ramadi, Iraq.…

A Dialogue with Chloe Wells About Canine PTSD

“Like their human counterparts, dogs that are exposed to combat and other dangerous situations can develop post-traumatic stress disorder…” and this is where groups like the North-Carolina based Canine PTSD Awareness Organization (CPTSDAO) can come in to help. Read More:

Four-footed soldiers: Award to honor America’s war dogs

CATHEDRAL CITY — American war dogs, which have put their lives on the line since World War I, are being honored at next month’s Pegasus Riding Academy benefit luncheon where a “Saving American Lives” award is being presented for the first time to the K-9 unit at the Marine base in Twentynine Palms. All branches of…