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I would appreciate it if the mods could make this post a sticky to stay at the top of this section for handy reference to people considering adopting a retired Military Working Dog (MWD).

As of November 6, 2000 House Resolution 5314 section 2582 allows for the first time for retired military dogs be adopted by qualified applicants.

http://www.uswardogs.org/id19.html

Here is the adoption form and contact information
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http://dodmwd.lackland.af.mil/index.htm
 
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I would really appreciate it if this could be made a sticky so I'll ask again. This doesn't belong in the rescue section IMO because adopting a military dog is a very different thing than other rescues and so the focus should be here in this forum which may capture the interest of people already familiar with these dogs and so be more prepared for the special needs they would have.

Please make this post more visible and at the top of the Military dogs forum so that perhaps more of these retired dogs can find homes.
 

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Very cool. I called the number. The list on the web site IS NOT up to date. They are sending me the up to date list of dogs and the application. Ther is no charge for this but you must go to Texas to do the Meet and Greet. If that turns out fine, you go home with the dog. The ones for adoption are retired dogs that have aggression training. They do not know how the dogs will react to other dogs or children. That is a downfall. I will look into it though. I would love to have a partner for my Hailey.
 

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I am a Police Officer in Oklahoma and have been trying to get in touch with Lackland through email for a while now. I have used the above web page trying to find info. but every time I try it comes up as a error.Has anyone else had this problem? I am trying to get a dog for our PD. if anyone can help.
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I've noticed that the website does seem to go down pretty randomly. Sometimes it works (it's been working fine for me the past couple of times I went to it), and sometimes it does not (it's not working now).

I went to the main Lackland AFB website at http://www.lackland.af.mil/ and that is working fine, just the MWD site is not. However, I found this on the page for the 37th Training Group on the Lackland AFB site

Quote:The squadron occasionally has dogs available for distribution to police departments. This is due to either medical or training failures. In most cases, these dogs would make excellent working dogs but, due to time restraints we are unable to continue training. If you are interested in more information please call at 1-800-531-1066.
That number should get you in touch with the right people. Good luck!
 

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Thanks for the info. I have made contact with the base. I think I will be making a trip to TX. soon. There are some hoops that the base wants you to jump through before you are even aloud to go down and look at the dogs they have available. I was hoping to see what was there before I made the 8 hour plus drive.
 

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Quote:There are some hoops that the base wants you to jump through before you are even aloud to go down and look at the dogs they have available. I was hoping to see what was there before I made the 8 hour plus drive.
You would not be able to get a better "picture" of what they have available before going to the base even if the site works.

All the site has is a listing of dogs that are available on the law enforcement give-away plan. The listing is just that - a list of dogs giving their name, breed, tattoo number, gender, and date of birth. No photos, no in-depth information.

As far as the hoops ... well, that's dealing with the military for you. They have to make sure you're who you say you are and all that.
 

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I work for Dog Center, at Lackland AFB, here in San Antonio. I regularly work with the dogs in our "adoption" kennel, and the other 1,200 dogs. They have plenty of dogs up for adoption all the time, and I may be able to get pictures of dogs if anyone is really interested in one. All I would need is the MWD's name, brand, and if made available, kennel location. Just thought I'd let you all know.
 
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The Rescue section here regularly posts pictures of dogs so I see no reason why MWDs waiting for adoption couldn't have their pictures posted here. Please do so, and thanks for your supporting them. They did alot and deserve a forever home.
 

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Abes,

Howdy. I worked at the DOD Dog School for 13 years. I was an instructor there. Taught in about every course they have and retired as the superintendant of the Dog School. For anyone that hasn't seen that place, that's a lot of dogs. ha ha.

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Hello,
I was recently made aware through e-mail of a 6 1/2 year old female GSD, bomb sniffer that served in Iraq. I don't know how much traffic this forum gets, so I'm not going to post a lot of info here.

What I know about the dog is, like I said, female, black and tan saddle pattern, former bomb sniffer, served in Iraq in 2006 (I think), owners say she is best in a home without small children (8yrs +) and no other dogs, very loving. Her name is Sefe (don't ask me how to pronounce it).

I have asked a ton of other questions to the owners by e-mail and am waiting to hear back from them for answers. If you are interested, please contact me by e-mail at [email protected]. I have a couple of pictures I can send to anyone interested.

Donovan
 

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The dog I listed in my above post has found a home!
 

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I am in the process of trying to adopt one of these wonderful dogs now. If this particular dog falls through then I will continue to look. I feel like these dogs have served our country and been faithful and loyal soldiers therefore they certainly deserve more than just being put down when their service is over.
 

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I wanted to mention, there are a number of facilities which adopt out these dogs, if you only contact one they may not have up to date info on all the available dogs so it helps if you contact them separately if you're interested in adopting. So if you contact Lackland and they say there are no dogs available, there may still be dogs at other locations.

This website explains the process and forms you need to fill out for MWD adoptions and also lists all the locations to contact that do the adoptions:

Home - Military Working Dog Adoptions
 

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Canadian WMD???

Hi - just wondering if anyone knows about Canadian WMD's? I haven't ever heard of anyone trying to help these dogs find homes. I would love to get involved with that if something existed?
Seems like Canada may outsource their trained dogs from the US and they remain property of the organization.
Thanks in advance for the info - these dogs are such heroes. I would be heart broken to learn they are being left behind.....
 
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