how much did it cost? Its alot for shipping from Germany.
I'm sorry it took me so long to get back to you -- I'm just learning how extensive these forums are.
There was no "buy" involved with a military working dog rescue. Basically a woman in Texas looks at your application and if you match a dog, she calls/emails you to see if you're still interested.
We put in an application in October '12 and never heard from her at all until May '13.
At that point it went relatively quickly, but neither she nor the military told us much of anything as we went along which was really frustrating.
Finally they gave us a green light on a two year old who had "no work drive." We homeschool and have two 10 year old boys so she must have figured we'd be good with this dog. We're home all day.
The cost involved was that my husband had to fly from our state to the Lacklund AFB in Texas -- which is where all military working dogs are trained/handled. So we had a hefty airfare in transporting my husband to TX and then he and the dog back to our state.
We also had to buy everything: airplane crate, collar, tag, water bowl, leash etc. ie. the military gave us nothing except a dog.
The rescue woman and the military guy seemed intent on placing our dog into the right home. They didn't at all seem like they were just passing dogs out. They want to make a good match.
Let me know if you have any further questions.