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Veterans Day is for Dogs Too

Posted by SusanStokes on November 11, 2011

A Salute To Military Working Dogs

On this November 11th, I wanted to say a few words about our Military Working Dogs.  I did not know much myself about this subject until it was brought to my attention back in 2008 while watching ABC World News with Diane Sawyer.  At the end of the program, a website was mentioned where one could go to adopt a retired Military Dog.

It used to be that the dogs were euthanized at the end of their service period, but now many are not only adopted by their handlers but also adopted by people like you and me. 

A good resource of current information I found today was a blog written by Jack the Bulldogge and complemented by Dr. J of Top Dog Health. Did you know as of early 2010 the U.S. Army had 2,800 active-duty dogs deployed (the largest canine contingent in the world)?

There is a very moving YouTube Video going around today. Take a moment to watch by A Salute to Military Working Dogs and remember your own loved ones, and feel some gratitude for the brave men and women who continue to serve our country, and also the brave canine companions who serve by their side.

YouTube: A Salute to Military Working Dogs

Happy Veterans Day,

Susan, Taurus and Gemini



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