What happens to retired service dogs once their tour of duty is up? Most of them end up in a military kennel where they are put up for adoption.
These dogs are truly man’s best friend. They detect bombs so our service men do not step on them. They put their lives on the line everyday for their handlers.
They walk out in front of their soldiers to keep them safe. These guys are together twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. The bond between them would be so strong.
Collen McGee, public affairs officer at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, where all dogs used in the U.S. military are trained says, “The dogs are put in dangerous situations but they are the only ones who can perform certain tasks, such as smelling a substance in an explosive to find it before it detonates”.
Service dogs save the lives of our soldiers every day. When their tour is up their handlers who trained them are first and then the soldiers who worked with them are up next in line for the chance to adopt these wonderful animals.
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