There are quite a few working dog breeds that draw a lot of attention for their looks and skills, but it’s not for everyone. Certain lines of German Shepherds and especially the Belgian Malinois (affectionately known as Malligators by some trainers and handlers) are outstanding dogs, but they need the right owners to truly thrive. develop.
Part of the reason why these dogs do so well in the police and military work is that they are intensely motivated and must have a job to keep them busy. If they are allowed to become bored, they will create their own “jobs” that end up in trouble.
That seems to be the case with retired military dog Duke and Navy Officer Petty Second Class Adrianna, who volunteered to pick him up when no one else could.
However, it takes someone special to help Duke out, as he is known to be a “crazy man” and only slows down as age begins to come upon him.
“Duke was assigned to NSA Bahrain as a dual purpose detection and patrol dog, where he worked for seven years conducting searches for vehicles, buildings and boats,” Feet of War, an organization that helps Duke and Adrianna, posted on their website.
“He had a number of managers who trained him and raised him during his time as an active-duty dog in the military. In 2019, Duke began to have difficulty walking and performing daily tasks. He was approved for retirement in May 2020.
“Officer Petty Second Class Adrianna adopted the duke shortly after her first retired working dog died of old age. Duke has always been known to be crazy, but when he retired, he completely changed.
“He loves cuddling and is constantly adopting. Duke has made a very good transition to retirement life and Adrianna can’t wait to allow him to live his retirement comfortably and securely in the country he has dedicated his life to protecting. ”
But now the two are facing a sizable hurdle: Adrianna will be returning to the states soon, but there’s a lot of paperwork and fees involved in bringing Duke into the state.
Based on Everyone, Adrianna desperately wanted to be able to get Duke home in time for the holidays – but it was near.
That’s where the Paws of War and some good Samaritans come in. Their Facebook page, Feet of War, which states that they “rescue dogs and cats for troops serving overseas” as well as “train service and support dogs for Veterans & First Responders.”
But those efforts require funding, so the team is seeking help bringing Duke home. They set up a donation page to help the couple make the transition as easy as possible.
“We appreciate all of the hard work that WMD Duke has done in our military, and we are honored to help bring him back to the United States,” said Paws of War co-founder Robert Roberts. Misseri, tell People. “We will need the community’s help to complete this mission, but we believe people will want to give back to the army dog that has given so much.”
So far, many people have donated to retirees dogs causes, and only maybe they will help create a Christmas miracle.
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