In response to ; GETTING TO KNOW THE DOG BEHIND THE HANDLER

I have a major concern. What happens when the dog is injured or not able to perform the duties he/she was trained for. Why doesn’t the DOD have a retirement program for the dogs? No injured dog should go with out the proper drugs or Vet support. They are no different than any other Combat Veteran, except they are on 4 legs. They should never be cast aside or destroyed due to inability to perform. Take care of them, find them a home and someone to care for them.

by Jim Morton

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7 comments


  • Amy Burress

    AGREE!!! 100%%%%


  • gary hunt

    WHY does it take 2 years ?
    I understand we are dealing with the government and the military at that.
    Fooling with the red tape they can dream up that’s ridiculous !!


  • BRENDAN MC CARRON. 1ST MAW DANANG VIETNAM.

    MY WIFE AND I OWN 5 DOGS. MY TWO RESCUE HOUNDS ARE THE BEST FRIENDS I EVER HAD. THAT INCLUEDS YOU CHESTY. JUST CAN’T BEAT A DOG AS A BUDDY.
    I WISH THEM ALL THE BEST THERE IS IN GETTING A GREAT OWNER.
    SEMPER FI. ALL YOU MARINE DOGS.


  • Bill Schutters

    If you’re not familiar with the story and want to read an amazing story about how the Marines treat their four-legged fellow Marines (in this case a horse), read the story of SSgt. Reckless or visit her monument at the Marine Corps Museum. Semper fi to ALL Marines.


  • Rafael Gonzales

    This is a very big “Roger That” moment!

    I’m a Devil Dog…I’m so blessed and I thank God for being born here in the Good Old U.S.A.

    Our Soldiers best friends should be blessed as well…

    A United States Marine, Always!


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