Nemo In Kennel- photo from Vietnam Veteran Ernie Childers, who gave me permission to post
October 7, 2012 -
Vets Adopt Pets Founder at 2012 San Francisco Fleet Week Marine Military Working Dog exhibit
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It is with GREAT honor that Vets Adopt Pets was able to assist Jason Bos, with referrals needed to get his War Dog Cila home.
After their joyful reunion, they had 7 months together before MWD Cila M389 passed Nov 2014.
Thank you MWD Cila, for all you gave us.
More Than a Dog - A Soldier, A Partner
Military working dogs first entered the service in March 13, 1942 to serve in the Army’s K-9 Corps. Today, the dogs, who have an actual military service record book assigned to them, are still playing an active role in searching for explosives and seizing the enemy.
K9 Veterans Day
The following states signed proclamations in 2012 declaring March 13 as K9 Veterans Day, setting the example for the rest of the nation: California, Delaware. Florida, Georgia. Illinois. Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, W. Virginia. (This needs updating.)
Join The National Effort to Make March 13th of Every Year K-9 Veterans' Day
HOW DID YOU FIRST LEARN ABOUT MILITARY WORKING DOGS?
I first learned about Military Working Dogs from a Vietnam Veteran. He spoke of how his dog was his best friend and partner and how much he loved that dog. One day in the line of duty Veteran sent his dog into a hole. He said the dog turned and looked at him with love in his eyes. Being the brave soldier with a tail, the dog licked his handlers face and proceeded to do his job. I'll never forget the look on the Veterans face when he shared this story. Decades later Veteran still grieved that moment that changed his life forever when his best friend sacrificed his life to save the Veterans life.
To require the immediate termination of the Department of Defense practice of euthanizing military working dogs at the end of their useful working life and to facilitate the adoption of retired military working dogs by law enforcement agencies, former handlers of these dogs, and other persons capable of caring for these dogs. *Full Text
ROC, KISMA AND JAMPY - U.S. Air Force military working dogs Roc, Kisma and Jampy pose for a photo at the military working dog kennels on Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., March 25, 2010. The three working dogs, assigned to the 56th Security Forces Squadron, are scheduled to be medically retired April 6, 2010.U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. JC
Air Force Staff Sgt. CQ holds her puppy, which will enter the military working dog program in a year at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. The dogs are enrolled in a 60- to 90-day training program, where they are trained in explosive and drug detection, deterrence and handler protection. U.S. Air Force photo by CG
The 341st Training Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base operates a breeding program for military working dogs in support of the Department of Defense Military Working Dog program. These dogs are a vital part of our national defense and serve in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps units around the globe. You can become part of this important effort by volunteering your home and time to raise a military working dog.