“A lot of people call him a dog,” says Army Spc. Alec Alcoser of his dog and partner, Alex, “but I think he’s a little more than that. He’s a soldier.”
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There was some serious wiggle going on as an Indianapolis veteran was reunited with a service dog who’d been stolen along with an SUV this week.
Summer, a retired military dog, has been nominated for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards for her work saving lives in Afghanistan.
SPC Joe Steenbeke is hoping to adopt his former partner, Tess, when she retires. Right now, she is still serving as an explosives detection dog.
Katie Mason, a 28-year-old graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, was killed Saturday night while trying to catch her dog on I-95.
K9s For Warriors provides service dogs to veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury and other conditions that stem from their military service.
Many experienced handlers asked to take the dogs but were initially refused. After several members of the military took up their cause, the dogs were spared.