• Shelter Dog a Naval Aviator's Port in the Storm

    After years of constant change, Damian embraced post-military life and shared his newly permanent roots with a friend: a shelter dog named Bella.
    Damian and Bella
  • Vietnam Veteran Helps People, Pets Find Their Way

    John looked for a shelter pet to rescue, but nothing clicked until one day a Calico cat named Tasha reached out to John – literally.
    John and Tasha
  • For the Love of Veterans and Shelter Pets

    The founder of Pets for Patriots shares her story in the hopes that it might help those the charity was founded to serve.
    Beth and Bunny
  • Army Veteran Beat the Blues With Shelter Dog

    An Army combat veteran of the Korean War and self-described "last man standing" fought back loneliness with a shelter dog named Tiger.
    Pets for Patriots
  • Dog on Heavenly Mission a Veteran's Final Friend

    Gary, a combat veteran of Vietnam, believed his recently adopted shelter dog was heaven sent.
    Gary and Marley
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Soldiers with dogs in a lineup.

Dogs and Veterans Heal With Dog Tags Program

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

Chocolate labrador sniffing in a field.

El Paso Marine Reunited With Service Dog

It was through the American Human Association and Mission K9 Rescue that Peña was able to be reunited with Mariah.

Army trainer with his dog.

Military Dogs: Eager to Work and Play

The military teaches its working animals through positive reinforcement, where good actions earn praise, treats and playtime.

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bulldog in pool

Summer Pet Care Tips for Dogs and Cats

Whether it's already summer or just feels like it, here are important pet care tips to keep your dogs and cats safe and healthy.

Troops Reunite with Dogs

Military.com Top 10: Dog Reunions

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.
Dogs Welcome Home Their Troops

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

When daddy comes over after 8 months in Afghanistan, this dog is so excited that he can't even contain himself.

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