The Air Force issued a press release asking folks to consider adopting military working dogs after they leave service.
How can you say no to the face of a retired military working dog! The site explains how well trained these dogs are and what great family members they'll make.
"Air Force officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland have released a news issue last month calling for adoptive parties to take their retired dogs. The Air Force has stated that while there is lots of demand to adopt the puppies that didn't make the cut for active duty, there is significantly less interest in adopting the adult dogs - which are exceptionally trained by the way, and could easily rescue you from various dangerous situations or sniff out any nearby bombs."
These dogs as you can see in this statement are exceptionally trained. Adopting can take up to two years and tends to be a long process so you must have patience but it's worth it.
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U.S. Air Force military working dog (MWD) Ukkie jumps out of a patrol car as part of MWD daily training at RAF Mildenhall, England, Nov. 6, 2018. The MWD teams train the 'six phases of aggression' on a daily basis, which consists of field interview, pursuit of attach, search, escort and a standoff. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christine Groening) #AirForce #Airmen #USAF #Jump #MilitaryWorkingDogs #England #RAFMildenhall #Patrolcar #Police #Militarytraining #Dogs #Dogphotography
According to the press release, here are the steps which are super easy by the way:
- Interested potential dog parents must fill out paperwork and answer questions about where the dog will live and how it will be cared for.
- To be eligible, applicants must have a six-foot fence, no kids under the age of five, and no more than three dogs already at home.
- They also have to list a veterinarian on the application, have two references and provide a transport crate.
You can contact officials at [email protected] or call 210-671-6766.
These dogs are located in Texas as that's where they're trained so it may be good to interview a few former handlers before you consider the adoption process.
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