Gage has been a search and rescue dog since he was six-months old. He spent a year in Iraq helping to search for and bring home missing soldiers. He is trained as a Search and Recovery K9, Disaster Dog, Level I Area SAR dog, and HRD land and water recovery K9. On October 2nd Gage was diagnosed with cancer. “What he has is what’s called a T-cell lymphoma. Lymphoma in dogs is very treatable with chemotherapy, and the chances for several years of remission is actually decent,” said veterinarian Jennifer Bouthilet.
The agency Gage works for, K9 Emergency Response Teams, has organized a chip-in page on Facebook to help raise the funds necessary to pay for Gage’s treatments. Pfizer has offered to match any donations. Bouthilet is hopeful for Gage’s recovery,“He’s a very talented dog and should have lots of years of service left,”