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Military Dogs Offered Well-Deserved Free Medical Care After Serving Our Country

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.12.2014 | Good News

After the nation honored the members of our military on Tuesday, it's the perfect time to also remember our friends on four legs that have been a valu...

Retired Bomb-Sniffing Dog Will Get Life-Saving Surgery

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.07.2014 | Good News

Kay, a former military working dog, may have saved thousands of lives by sniffing out improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan. His owner ...

Soldier Adopts Dog That Saved His Life Because That's What Best Friends Do

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.30.2014 | Good News

Staff Sgt. Julian McDonald would never leave a brother behind, which was why he wouldn’t let anyone tell him that he couldn’t adopt the bomb-sniff...

These Moving Portraits Show The Incredible Bond Between Dog And Man At War

Posted 05.28.2014 | World

The relationship between a combat dog and its Marine handler is forged on the battle lines, but often extends far beyond the end of military service. ...

The Kill Switch: A Talk With James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Sigma Force series and other novels. Before pursuing a writing career, Jim obtained a degree in veterinary medicine and established a successful veterinary practice in Sacramento, California.

Heroic Dog That Saved Patrol In Afghanistan Retires With Full Military Honors

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 04.11.2014 | Good News

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto thought his bomb sniffing dog Eddie was just being lazy when he wouldn't move from a certain spot one ho...

Afghanistan War Veteran Adopts Military Dog She Credits With Saving Her Life

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.11.2014 | Good News

Two Afghanistan War veterans have been reunited off the battlefield. Angie McDonnell served in Afghanistan's Helmand province with a very special c...

WATCH: Taliban Make Hostage Video Of Kidnapped Military Dog

Posted 02.07.2014 | World

A British military dog has been captured by the Taliban and appears in a newly released hostage video. The dog, named Colonel, was apparently taken...

New Monument Will Honor These Guys

AP | Posted 12.21.2013 | Travel

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The first national monument honoring the war dogs that have fought and died with U.S. troops while also bringing them comfort is ...

Dogs Help Veterans Cope With Civilian Life

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - When retired U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Justin Madore has nightmares, his dog Cody is there to wak...

Service Dogs Give Military Veterans A New Lease On Life

The Sacramento Bee | Tillie Fong | Posted 08.31.2013 | San Francisco

Keiva, a 1-year-old female spotted pointer mix, practically blended in with the gray camouflage fatigues worn by former Army Spc. Phillip Dunn as she ...

LOOK: Lucca, The Three-Legged Retired Military Dog, Is Up For A Hero Dog Award

Posted 05.31.2013 | Good News

By Liz Acosta, Dogster We know we've talked about Lucca before, but we felt she deserved some special recognition. More From Dogster: Puppy-M...

PHOTOS: History Of War Dogs

Posted 04.29.2013 | Books

Excerpted from Trident K9 Warriors: My Tale From the Training Ground to the Battlefield with Elite Navy SEAL Canines by Michael Ritland and Gary Broze...

Hair Lift!

Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Military working dogs play a vital part in the military, from taking part in historic missions like the raid that took out Osama bin Laden, to helping...

WATCH: Military Dog Lost Leg Protecting Platoon

Posted 02.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

She is a military dog and the soldiers' best friend who lost her leg in battle. Lucca, an 8-year-old Belgian malinois served in Iraq and was on tour i...

LOOK: Photos Of Amazing Military Dog Visiting HuffPost's Offices

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.10.2013 | Impact

Lucca still isn't completely comfortable around other dogs after having served in Afghanistan as a specialized search dog trained to find explosives l...

Military Service Dogs Get 1st-Ever National War Monument

AP | SUE MANNING | Posted 12.30.2012 | Impact

LOS ANGELES — The act of Congress is in the books, the bills are paid, the sculptures are being cast, and one of the biggest parades in the worl...

Advocacy Groups: Military Dogs Should Be Classified As More Than Just 'Equipment'

Posted 06.07.2012 | Impact

Though military dogs fight alongside soldiers on the battlefield, these warriors are still qualified as "equipment" under federal law, making it diffi...

Remembering The Dogs Of War

Posted 07.27.2012 | Green

From Lisa Rogak: This Memorial Day, Americans are rightfully paying tribute to the brave fallen military men and women in uniform who have made the...

Honor All Those Who Serve Us On Memorial Day

Ed Sayres | Posted 07.25.2012 | Impact
Ed Sayres

This Memorial Day, as we remember all the brave men and women who have given their lives to protect our freedoms, let's not forget the sacrifices of the military working dogs who have served alongside them.

School Kids, Nonprofit Raise $1,800 To Bring Retired War Dog Home

Posted 04.03.2012 | Impact

Thanks to a school in Plano, Texas, a retired military dog named Nouska is coming home. Prince of Peace Catholic School held bake sales and a dodg...

PHOTOS: 5 Adorable War Dogs And Their Stories

Maria Goodavage | Posted 05.20.2012 | Books
Maria Goodavage

Military working dogs and their handlers can be together 24/7 while deployed. More often than not, the canine warriors eat and work and socialize with their handlers. They sleep in or near their handlers' cots. Some dogs crawl right into their sleeping bags.

Military Dogs Diagnosed With PTSD, Vets Prescribe Xanax

Posted 12.02.2011 | Impact

Now that military dogs are taking on a larger role in combat, they're also taking on more of the risks that come with going to war, including developi...

PHOTOS: 'Dogs Of War'

Posted 01.11.2012 | Green

From Lisa Rogak: Military working dogs first gained widespread attention after people learned that a dog named Cairo participated in the SEAL Team ...

A Salute To 4-Legged Heroes For Veteran's Day

Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

When you raise your flag on Veteran's Day, make sure to keep the four-legged heroes in mind, too. Monday marked the first American Humane Associati...