We are a satellite site to the United States War Dogs Association and specifically designed to give support, awareness, honor and memory to our nation’s hero dogs. We include dogs currently in military and local law enforcement service; those retired or lost to us in the line of duty and federal disaster search, rescue and recovery dogs, who with their handlers, keep America safe, secure and free.
If you are a personal or professional friend or supporter of MWDs (Military War Dogs), K-9s (Law Enforcement Dogs) and their handlers, or if you supervise their service, this is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the life of one or many hero dogs.
By Barbara SnowHow many more names would be on that Wall? Were it not for you – you heeded our country’s call You served and you bled thru all our war years Many of you died with only a handler’s tears Your duties are many, you scent and you track Your eyes tell me always, “I’ve got your back” You rescue and save lives and when that’s in vain You recover to bring closure to a family’s pain You outsmart our enemies – it’s you that they fear You warn me when mines and explosives are near You guard our beaches and borders and our Commander-in-Chief Words “Stop, or I’ll release my dog” mean it’s over for a thief Your eyes burned in Oklahoma City, your paws felt the flame You brought me a small shoe – I moaned. “Oh God, No,” in pain You comforted me for a moment; you nudged me on too You knew we weren’t finished; we had more to do You pull me to safety; you bring me a medic’s care I open my eyes and know that you’re there You have honor and spirit and feel our country’s pride Sometimes in the night, only you knew I cried I wish you had time to just run and play Catch a Frisbee and swim – for a dog, a good day But you are a Trooper, to duty you must My life before yours – you give me that trust No matter how clever an arsonist’s M. O. Your nose tell investigators what they need to know Some call you Coastie, you get “Semper Fi’’ The chute makes you perk – you love when we fly As an Officer and Deputy, it’s crime that you fight You wear the badge of the elite – “Guardians of the Night” The love of a mascot knows no race, class or ranks Privates, Admirals, Generals all give you their thanks When you outlive me and Taps reaches your ears You stand there with honor among bagpipes and tears
Disclosure: My name is Barbara Snow, and I am the Executive Director of the Southern Chapter (2) of the United States War Dog Association. My service in authoring and facilitating this website is voluntary, without pay, and is done solely for the purpose of helping kind people help these dogs. I welcome your knowledge, experiences, stories and ‘Call to Action’ ideas for the same purpose.