"I feel like this was just meant to be. I have been deployed multiple times to multiple locations throughout my 15 year career. In my mind there has always been people willing to care for the animals that had been lucky enough to find their way onto a FOB/Base that people are just happy to see, play with, feed, care for and pet while deployed. Luckily the majority of these animals would eventually get adopted by someone or remain on the FOB/Base for others to look after once it was time to redeploy. I had never really put that much thought into adoption, because I knew people would always be there to look after the FOB/Base pets. I met Bear a little over a month ago and immediately had a connection with him after he followed me around trying to chew on my shoe laces and on my pant leg while I was walking. I really didn’t think to much into it until I started spending more time with him daily and then I realized that at some point this location was closing and that there wasn’t going to be someone to look after Bear once the time came for the location to close. I also didn’t want to sit around until the last minute in hopes that someone would take him home because I wanted him. At that moment I decided that he and I would be happier back in the states together. I know because of COVID things have become more complicated with the adoption process, but no matter what the cost I have decided that I won’t have to worry about Bear and that’s all that matters."
"When I arrived in Safawi my unit had come across a litter of puppies and brought them back to the
compound. Since then I would spend my free time with Shrimp and his siblings bonding/ taking care of
My family and I recently lost our older dog to cancer a few months back, inviting Shrimp into our family
will help \ll the void we have. I'm sure we'll give him a great home and a better life."
"While delayed in Jordan during travels, I had the pleasure of running into Angela with her following of
about [ve puppies. They were so loving and playful and brought so much warmth and sense of home to
such a small empty place. It made me miss my German Shepherd back home. When I was told of the
great program that was being offered, I had to be a participant and take one of these cuties back with
me. I remember sitting in the bench waiting for a ride to the terminal and one of these precious little
pups walked over and put his head right on my boot and began to take a nap. The decision was made
from then on. I knew I was taking one home!"
"I wish to bring Bailey home because she is so precious. She showed up out of know where half way
through my deployment and has been the sweetest girl. I always take extra food for my meals to bring
back to her and make sure she has water and something to lay on in the hot weather here. Every time I see her despite the conditions here her tail wags and she rolls over on her back in excitement and I couldn’t bare leaving her behind. I would love to give her a good life back in the states with me."
"Hoodcat came into base via the engine bay of a car it was hiding in, hence the name. Talking to the
owner of the vehicle we found out he traveled roughly 30 miles under the hood of the car. He initially ran
away but after some time became back and slowly warmed up to us. He now lives in our area and made
friends with another cat in the area. The base is currently closing down and the last thing we want is to see him left behind without anyone to take care of him."
"When we arrived in Qatar we found Leche and Tweak living alongside the base security forces. During our training with the outgoing unit, we learned about how the two had been their beacon of morale during their time here. We too have spent long hours beside these cats, and with the changes the base is undergoing, Leche and Tweak won't have a home here much longer."
"We found Rigatoni at a ANA check point while doing some training on camp. We had passed by her a couple times and never found her mom. She was a little nervous but she warmed up to us super quick
and is very playful. We started introducing her to others and she is very sweet and ridiculously smart."
"I immediately wanted to adopt Cujo after learning that the rest of his pack had been adopted. We
are excited to give him a new home and to become his new pack." Cujo is brother to Mujhi and his parents are Momma Hazel and Mufasa
"I found Morty on Ramp at airport in Afghanistan and fell in love with him. I cannot leave him behind."
"While conducting my duties, I found Allie stumbling around hardly able to walk and in extremely bad
condition. At the time I thought she was just extremely malnourished but after bathing her we realized she had 2 massive subdermal infections on her neck. I was able to provide medical care, remove all foreign debris, clean and dress the wounds and then continue cleaning and redressing the wounds for over a month until she healed. It was a fight to keep her alive and get here healthy and we bonded to the point that she follows me around closer then my own shadow. I want to bring her back to the states with me to ensure she has a rich full life full of love and care."
"While doing off base patrol, Kiah ran out past our truck into a trash pile. We went up to her, looking for litter mates and mama. She was all alone, living in trash, and was so young. I picked her up, knowing what her fate would be if I left her there. She rode around with us the rest of the day, and I quickly fell in love with her personality. "
"I chose the name lucky because I am truly lucky to have found him. He’s changed my life for the better. In a place where there is so many things that have gone wrong, I am happy to find a dog that is so happy
and playful. I want to bring him home so he can have a better life there."
"I just got to Romania about two months ago for a military deployment . Since I’ve been here there’s been stray dogs everywhere. This one dog in particular I always seem to find and run into. He always wants attention and I feed him when I can and give him attention every chance I can. He is very friendly, follows me everywhere and looks like he’s lived a hard life. He has a scar on his head near his eye and it breaks my heart not to be able to take him inside our barracks and take care of him. I have two dogs at home that I’m missing terribly and he reminds me of them and I just wish to send him home to join our family as I know they would get along great and he deserves a chance to live a good life with a house, other “siblings” for him and genuine love. I named him Roma after Romania."
I went to visit a local vet clinic and there were several abandoned puppies at this location. Munchkin and
I connected immediately and when I picked her up she just melted in my arms. I couldn’t just leave her to be released back on the street so I decided to figure out a way to rescue her."
"Rawlins is a laid back sweet lab and I'd like to provide her with a better home."
"Scrappy was found on an American military post here. When I first met him at the vet, he was really
apprehensive of humans and cowered in the corner. I knew as soon as I saw him I wanted to try and get
him to trust me. I sat on the ground and brought lots of treats and let him come to me, which is slowly
did, and could tell he had a lot of love to give. I’m really excited to bring him home and give him a like full of friendly humans, lots of chew toys, and hopefully one day, lots of cuddles. Thank you for the
opportunity to do that!!"
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"When I got to our camp I developed an instant bond with Stubbs who was brought to the camp as a small puppy over a year prior. After long and hard days I sit on the small deck that we built, and he would curl up next to me and help me relax. He sleeps in my room at night and nudges me with his cold wet nose in the morning to wake up and let him out. When I go for runs in the morning Stubbs is my most committed partner. My wife and I have been wanting a dog for a while now, and we just got our large back yard fenced in before this deployment so our home if final ready to add Stubbs as our newest family member. My wife and I both grew up with dogs, and when I FaceTime her Stubbs is always right there. I don’t know how much longer we are going to be occupying this camp, and I want to ensure Stubbs has the home that he deserves back in the US. We have formed a special bond between us, and I can no longer imagine not having Stubbs as part of my life."
These puppies were found by soldiers on base when the puppies were 3 weeks old. The momma disappeared and they don't know what happened to her. Our friends in Romania picked the puppies up and have been bottle feeding them and caring for them. They are taking such good care of them. All 5 have soldiers and the families are so excited for them to get to the USA. Only about 3 more months to go. :)
These puppies were all rescued in 2019 by some of our finest serving on foreign soil. All the puppies are now stateside and living the life a dog deserves.
The primary mission of Puppy Rescue Mission is to assist military men and women to bring home their companion animals they have bonded with while deployed on foreign soil.
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