I have a major concern. What happens when the dog is injured or not able to perform the duties he/she was trained for. Why doesn’t the DOD have a retirement program for the dogs? No injured dog should go with out the proper drugs or Vet support. They are no different than any other Combat Veteran, except they are on 4 legs. They should never be cast aside or destroyed due to inability to perform. Take care of them, find them a home and someone to care for them.

by Jim Morton

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7 thoughts on “In response to ; GETTING TO KNOW THE DOG BEHIND THE HANDLER”

  1. Thankfully there is a program to adopt retired military working dogs:

    Interested in adopting a retired military working dog? You can contact officials at or call 210-671-6766. And not just anyone can adopt one of these four-legged heroes. To be eligible, applicants must have a six-foot fence, no kids under the age of five, and no more than three dogs already at home. They also have to list a veterinarian on the application, have two references and provide a transport crate. The process could take up to two years to complete.

    1. WHY does it take 2 years ?
      I understand we are dealing with the government and the military at that.
      Fooling with the red tape they can dream up that’s ridiculous !!

  2. This is a very big “Roger That” moment!

    I’m a Devil Dog…I’m so blessed and I thank God for being born here in the Good Old U.S.A.

    Our Soldiers best friends should be blessed as well…

    A United States Marine, Always!

  3. If you’re not familiar with the story and want to read an amazing story about how the Marines treat their four-legged fellow Marines (in this case a horse), read the story of SSgt. Reckless or visit her monument at the Marine Corps Museum. Semper fi to ALL Marines.

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