Remembering the Dogs of War

As we prepare for Memorial Day weekend, we wanted to post a special guest article from Cesar Millan, star of Nat Geo WILD’s “The Dog Whisperer”, about the soldiers–including the four-legged ones–that this holiday honors. Remembering the Dogs of War By Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer This Monday is Memorial Day, when many of us […]

DOG TALK, March 17, 2012

This week on Tracie Hotchner’s weekly DOG TALK® radio show and podcast: Major Dudu Avot, Deputy Commander of the K9 unit “Oketz” of the Israeli Defense Forces, discusses how Military Working Dogs are chosen and trained in Israel. Tracie swoons over the discovery of Megan Mayhew Bergman’s first book of stories, Birds of a Lesser […]

Facebook Friday: July 1, 2011

This week, in honor of the 4th of July, we have a very special Facebook Friday feature. This week we’re showcasing Facebook fan pages that help soldiers and veterans and their dogs, whether that’s by assisting in bringing home a soldier’s dog from overseas or helping veterans obtain a service dog. We’ve asked fans of […]

Dogs Help U.S. Military Combat Stress

[iframe 500 300] Dogs have played several important roles while serving with U.S. military forces overseas, trained for attack and patrol duties and for explosive detection skills. But dogs also serve another role and it’s one that comes naturally: just being man’s (and woman’s!) best friend. Thanks to an initiative of the 98th Combat […]

PurinaCare Offers Military Discount on Pet Insurance

We just received word that PurinaCare Insurance Services Inc. will offer a special military discount on pet insurance starting June 1, 2010 for all active and retired U.S. military personnel. “As a retired Navy captain, I identify with the brave sacrifices our servicemen and women are making for our country and how the call of […] Launches Shop for a Cause

Today, announced the launch of their new ‘Shop for a Cause’ program benefiting pet rescue organizations. When customers input a special code at checkout, Surfpet will donate 5 percent of the value of the purchase to the pet rescue group of the customer’s choice. There is no additional cost to the shopper. President Dan […]

Fostering Soldiers’ Dogs

On Veteran’s Day, thoughts across the US turn to our military members, among whose ranks are found many fellow dog lovers. When military personnel are deployed, sometimes suddenly, pets can be left homeless. However, soldiers will find several organizations that can help arrange foster homes for their pets: Guardian Angels for Soldiers’ Pet Guardian Angels […]

Adopting a Retired Military Dog

On July 25 we attended a special War Dogs program in Fredericksburg, Texas, an event that featured a demonstration by military dogs from San Antonio’s Lackland Air Force Base. The bases’s Department of Defense Military Working Dogs School trains all the dogs used by the DOD as well as agencies like TSA. Not all of […]

War Dogs Program, Fredericksburg, TX, July 25, 2009

The National Museum of the Pacific War, located in Fredericksburg, Texas, is presenting a special program on War Dogs on Saturday, July 25, 2009. The two-part event starts with a demonstration of active military wary dogs and their trainers, held in the Memorial Courtyard at 10:30am. At 1:30pm, the 45-minute War Dogs of the Pacific […]

Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet Works to Find Foster Homes

Many of us worry about our dogs when we go off to work each day–but what if going off to work meant heading to war zones in Iraq or Afghanistan? While many soldiers can place pets with loved ones and friends, others can’t. Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet (GASP) steps in to assist in placing […]