"While I was deployed in Kosovo with KFOR I met Tonko at the Pristina Dog Shelter. The shelter rescue
dogs who are injured or young pups who can't survive alone and nurses them back to health. They try to
get them adopted but if they can't, they have to put them back on the street as they don't have money to
keep the dogs. Tonko was probably hit by a car and had a broken leg when he was found and after
multiple visits to the vet it was determined they couldn't save the leg. He had a partial amputation in
October. Unfortunately the 3 legged dogs never get adopted from the shelter and aren't really agile
enough on the dangerous roads of Kosovo. Everywhere you drive you see dead dogs on the side of the road. I knew I had to bring him back and give him a home. He has the gentlest nature and is so loving, it doesn't matter how many legs he has!"
"Meet Haro! He is currently 11.5 years old, a German Shepherd who served almost 10 of his years as a drug/ patrol certified dog with the US Navy. He was a puppy program dog out of the program at Lackland AFB, and upon his graduation, has been stationed in Japan since! He served on many deployments in different countries, and was loved by every one of his handlers. His goofy personality makes him unforgettable, and he is definitely enjoying his retirement to the absolute fullest! He enjoys jumping in the car for a ride any chance he gets, fetch with his kong, and his ultimate favorite; getting pets from every single kid in line at the school bus stop on his morning walk! As a military service member I have since adopted him out of retirement and I am looking for help to get him back home to America."
"Tiny was born on my compound in Baghdad, she used to follow me to the clinic everyday to see patients and would walk right into my OPS room with me. Everyday she would wait outside for me to come and feed her and would sit on my lap and snuggle with me, one of the only cats to let me pet her. Soon after my boss let us move her into the house where she became my emotional support animal. Every day she sits at my desk while I work, and snuggles up in bed with me at night."
"I got to meet DD (Desert Dog) when I first arrived to my deployment location...she is a sweet dog who loves her butt scratches, a few months ago she was attacked by a pack of dogs that roams the base and one of them ended up getting her pregnant. About a month or so later she had 4 puppies, 3 girls and 1 boy. Sadly 9 weeks after they were born the dogs came back and attacked and killed 2 of the puppies. I want to get DD and her two remaining puppies Athena and Zues back home so that they can live a long life without having to worry about being attacked anymore."
Athena is one of DD's puppies and she is safe with a foster now and thriving. She will eventually be reunited with her rescuer.
Zeus is one of DD's puppies and he is safe with a foster now and thriving. He will eventually be reunited with his rescuer.
"Bella and I started bonding one night a little over a month ago when I was sitting outside while I was feeling depressed missing home, my friends and family she just sat there with me like she wanted to cheer me up. After that I started seeing her more and more to the point when it just felt like she wanted to be with me. Leaving Bella behind would break my heart because most of the dogs I’ve seen on base are not taken care of, they don’t get fed unless someone gives them treats, and I’ve been hearing some dogs are now on a euthanized list and I don’t want Bella to end up on that list or just freeze to death. It would mean the world to me knowing Bella made it home I know she’ll be taken care of until I return with her being with my mother and my girlfriend would stop by with our other dog, so they can bond."
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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