US War Dog Association | National Headquarters

K9 Care

A message from Ron Aiello , President US War Dogs Association and Lorry Young , Paws for your Pets. (PSA)

OPERATION MILITARY CARE K9  PROMO VIDEO.

OPERATION MILITARY CARE K9

YOU CAN HELP THESE SILENT HEROES IN THEIR FIGHT TO HELP OUR TROOPS

OPERATION MILITARY CARE K-9, Began in the year 2002 with sending care packages to our US Military Working dogs and their Handlers.

We started with sending items to our U S Military Working Dogs to protect them from the harsh weather and terrain with items such as Doogles to protect their eye from the sand storms and cooling vest to protect them from the high temperature and protect them from heat stroke. Dog boots to protect their paws from the heat and terrain.

 

 

Military Working Dogs have been used by the U.S. Military since World War I.  American families donated their dogs to the military to aid our troops during wartime.

Dogs, along with their volunteer handlers, trained in teams as scouts, trackers, sentry, mine/booby-trap/tunnel and water detection of hostile forces.  Dogs were used in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Panama, Persian Gulf, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Today all branches of our Armed Forces are utilizing Military Patrol Dogs specializing in Drug and Bomb detection. There are approximately 2800-3000 of these canines stationed around the world with their Handlers in such places as Japan, Hawaii, Germany, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, just to name a few.

They are being used to patrol Air Bases, Military Compounds, Ammunition Depots, Military Check Points, Leading Patrols and clearing Minefields.

They are guarding and protecting our Military Personnel as they were trained to do with Courage, Loyalty and Honor.

Today in Afghanistan there  are approximately 700  Military Service Dogs fighting with and protecting our troops. They do everything from guarding posts and facilities to tracking the enemy to bomb detection and combat defense.

In the Middle East, the dogs face far more formidable enemies than they ever have faced before*a vicious climate and a rugged terrain. The climate challenges them with temperatures repeatedly over 130 degrees. The rocks and hot sand torture their paws. The blowing sand stings their eyes. But they keep on going with the care of their handlers.  A dog’s loyalty is one unquestionable strength in the process of war.

YOU CAN HELP THESE SILENT HEROES IN THEIR FIGHT TO HELP OUR TROOPS

OPERATION MILITARY CARE K-9, Began in the year 2002 with sending care packages to our US Military Working dogs and their Handlers.

We started with sending items to our U S Military Working Dogs to protect them from the harsh weather and terrain with items such as Doogles to protect their eye from the sand storms and cooling vest to protect them from the high temperature and protect them from heat stroke. Dog boots to protect their paws from the heat and terrain.

 

You can find a full list of items to send to these heroic War Dogs listed under K9 Care, Needed items.

  Donations to the U.S. War Dogs Association can be made in several different ways.

 

1st.  You can make a general monetary donation, which would allow us to purchase the needed items to include in our care packages for our US Military Working dogs and their Handlers.

2nd.  .  You can make a specific monetary donation, where as you specify what items you would like us to include in a care package, which would be sent in your name.

3rd.  You can put your own package together and mail it directly to a Military Working Dog Team or teams who are deployed.. To do so you must email us with you personal contact information (Name, Address & Phone Number) for our records only, so we can verify who you are, before giving out our information to you. email below.

Then put your package together , when you have your package actually ready to mail,  send us another email letting us know you are ready to mail your package. We will at that time send you an email with a name and address of a Military Working Dog Team that is deployed. 

You may also include in your package, letters or notes to the Dog Team. Please include your contact information.

 

 

If interested, contact the United States War dogs Association at:

 

United States War Dogs Association, Inc.

1313 Mt. Holly Road

Burlington, New Jersey 08016

Email:  ronaiello@uswardogs.org

Phone: 609-747-9340

Cell:  609-234-4539

 

Special Requests for gear and supplies, click here to view the list.

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Your donations are needed and much appreciated. Please help these wonderful canines and their handlers.Thank you, US War Dogs Assocation, Inc.