Most military dogs have been on many different handlers. They are used to learning new people. If you have some experience with WL dogs, you should be fine. There are a few things to consider if you have another dog in the home. Same sex aggression is always something to consider with adult dogs, and some MIL dogs get into fence fighting in the kennels, which can lead to some possible DA issues.
The adoption coordinator will have some background information about the particular dog you are interested in, and may also have contact information for the dog's current handler. MWDs are as different as any other group of dogs in personality. They are going to have some drive for sure, but many that are getting adopted out are older.
As far as why they get adopted out, there are many reasons, but it is usually when the dog can no longer do the work, due to injury, age or PTSD.
Thanks for sharing this information. I hope these retiring dogs can go to appropriate homes where they can thrive through interaction with understanding and knowledgeable owners. They have paid their debt to society and IMO, deserve the best retirement we can give them.
When a dog saves the life of a man, it becomes clear that partnership knows no bounds.
Fama - T.E.D.D. OEF XI-XII (GSD)(RET...
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