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New lives for old dogs

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – Throughout the ages, dogs have served as a valuable asset to militaries everywhere. In modern times they continue to serve with U.S. Soldiers in some of the most dangerous conflicts ever.

Prior to the year 2000 when a military working dog was retired from service it was euthanized, but on Sept. 27, 2000, Congress passed “Robby’s Law,” which allows military dogs to be adopted once they retire.

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  1. I am the daughter of a Retired Marine (Deceased) and wife of retired Sailor.. i have 1.5 acres & a big heart & would love to adopt a retired war dog. How do i do that?

    • When you find out how to adopt a Dog , Please let me know.
      Thanks , Don

      • Don

        Go to missionk9rescue.org. They handle all adoptions for us.

    • Go to missionk9rescue.org. They handle all adoptions for us.

  2. I would like to know more about Wardog adoption process. Can’t seem to download application form in PDF. Thanks Bob Chase

    • Go to missionk9rescue.org. They handle all adoptions for us.

  3. I would be curious to know if these war dogs could be retrained for work as a “service dog”?
    My daughter has had a traumatic brain injury and some of the issues she has to deal with are seizures and balance issues.
    we have been surching for months now for a large breed dog because our daughter is a plus size woman.
    we would be honored to have one of these dogs in our home. My contact info is as follows.
    George Stein
    yogrampo@yahoo.com
    1-541-981-1944
    We would appreciate any information you might be able to offer !

  4. I would like to be considered as a for-ever home for one of your heroes. I live in the foothills of California and have a loving Bernese mountain dog who is 6years old. If we could provide a home for one of your dogs please contact us. Sincerely connie strand

    • Go to missionk9rescue.org. They handle all adoptions for us.

  5. Thank God for Robby’sLaw !
    Kudos for all you do for the dogs, they deserve only the best !

  6. Hi –
    Is there a charity that is dedicated to supporting these dogs? I would love to contribute to their care either financially or on a voluntary basis.
    Thank you!
    Sean

    • Sean, missionk9rescue.org is the site to go to. They are chapter 6 of the United States War Dogs Association, Inc. They handle all adoptions and transportation for our organization. If you have any questions contact me at ronaiello@uswardogs.org.