Every Monday we post a small tribute to our men and women in uniform. This week we decided to include those who wear fur as well. Scroll down to see the goodest of boys kicking ass with our Sailors, soldiers, and Marines and then at the very bottom learn about an amazing charity that aims to help these dogs once they reach retirement age.
Retired dogs need your help. We found this great organization that could use a paw up to continue their mission in serving our four legged heroes. From their website:
To Rescue, Reunite, Re-Home, Rehabilitate and Repair any retired working dog that has served mankind in some capacity.
Rescue – Any and all CWDs and MWDs as well as any other working dog that may need our help. Mission K9 Rescue is committed to saving them and giving them the retirement they deserve; whether it be bringing them back from overseas or rescuing them out of a poor environment stateside.
Reunite – Any retired working dog that has a handler that wants him, and has proven that they are the right home (handlers always get first preference) Mission K9 Rescue will see to it that the dog is transported to the handler.
Re-Home – Any retired working dog that does not have a designated handler, Mission K9 Rescue will work to find the perfect loving home for the dog.
Rehabilitate – Often retired working dogs have been in situations that can cause them severe anxiety and stress. Many retire with issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. These dogs need time with us to decompress and reintegrate into society. Mission K9 Rescue works with these dogs in order to get make the suitable for adoption.
Repair – Working dogs train like professional athletes their entire career. Often times when they retire, they have extensive medical issues that can become quite costly. Since they don’t receive retirement benefits, Mission K9 Rescue provides much needed funding to assist handlers/ and or adopters with medical bills.