• Veteran with Depression Takes Chance on Shelter Dog

    2014
    Charles suffered from depression until he took a chance on a shelter dog named Chance and regained a sense of purpose in his life.
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    Charles and Chance
  • A Friendly "Ghost" Helps Army Officer Manage PTSD

    2014
    It took a four-legged "ghost" with an ever-wagging tail to help an Army officer cope with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
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    Pedro and Ghost
  • Understanding the "Special" in Special Needs Pets

    2014
    Special needs pets still have love and devotion to give, and they can adapt to their new homes and lifestyles better than you might think.
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    Tycho
  • Bomb-Sniffing War Dog Shows Heart, Gets Vet Care

    2014
    A bomb-sniffing war dog that saved thousands of American lives in Iraq and Afghanistan has a new lease on life after heart surgery.
    http://www.military.com/off-duty/pet-corner/2014/09/26/bomb-sniffing-war-dog-shows-heart-gets-veterinary-care.html?comp=7000023461520&rank=4
    Kay
  • Dark Memories Bind Vietnam Veteran and Adopted Dog

    2014
    Vietnam vet Jerome was struggling to stay busy in retirement before he found a shelter dog who also needed a purpose.
    /off-duty/pet-corner/dark-memories-bind-vietnam-veteran-and-adopted-dog.html?comp=7000023461520&rank=5
    Jerome and Scruffy
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Bomb-Sniffing War Dog Shows Heart, Gets Vet Care

A bomb-sniffing war dog that saved thousands of American lives in Iraq and Afghanistan has a new lease on life after heart surgery.
Army patrol with dogs on a road.

After surgery and a tiring drive, a mutt from Afghanistan named Rommel snuggled on the sofa with his long-lost savior last week.

Soldiers with dogs in a lineup.

The Moore County Dog Tags program pairs wounded soldiers with dogs who have been abandoned or abused.

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Military.com Top 10: Dog Reunions

Break out the tissues as Military.com breaks out the top 10 reunions between returning service members and their dogs.
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Dogs Welcome Home Their Troops

Watch these dogs give their brave men and women what they deserve: lots of love, hugs and kisses!
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The Most Excited Dog Ever

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