"We have two “FOB dogs” on our base, Pickles (adult male) and Scraps (adult female). We fell in love with
them as soon as we set up shop. For being stray dogs, they are the sweetest animals ever (pickles
especially). A month ago, they had puppies and we are now doing everything we can to get them all to
the states. If we can’t, they’ll likely starve to death as they’re in the middle of the desert and are not
accustomed to hunting in the 115 degree heat as we’ve been feeding and caring for them. We brought
these dogs into the world and have grown to love every one of them. Razzi is my girl and I would love
nothing more than to take her home and be able to love her forever."
"I plan to bring Noria home because I recently lost you last dog while overseas, I fell in love with her
immediately and want her home with me to raise!"
"Gizmo is the puppy of these 2 dogs that have been out here with us since we got here in November. The
mom “Scraps” and dad “Pickles” seemed like they weren’t gonna make when we got here. We cared for
them and surprisingly they had puppies, I don’t want the same for these puppies. Most of them are
already getting adopted, I really want to take him and give him a home."
"My US Army unit was deployed to a remote location in the desert of Saudi Arabia where we met a number of feral dogs. One of whom we came to know as Mr. Pickles was generally bullied by the other dogs so we shooed the bullies away and took to feeding, providing shelter, and introduced our somewhat nervous buddy to belly rubs. He kept us company through long nights and slept through the heat of the day. He eventually came around with a lady friend and we decided that any friend of Pickles is a friend of ours. We were fairly thrilled to learn that Scraps and Mr. Pickles were having a litter so we gave momma the use of a bunker and helped her through the birthing process. We have been carefully combing a fleas from the healthy puppies, trying to keep them out of 115+ degree heat, and bathe them with soap and warm bottled water when they were old enough. Unfortunately, the Arabian Peninsula is a harsh place for dogs and I would like to bring the runt, Bean, home were he can be clean, cool, and well cared for. I think he would enjoy spending the summer on the porch with my wife and I, and winter under a pile of blankets. We have selected a veterinarian, are prepared to train and socialize a young puppy, will offer ample outdoor exercise, and can provide a safe, happy environment for Bean."
"I'm currently in Kabul, Afghanistan. I'm a Behavioral Health Officer that travels frequently to bases around the country, and I provide counseling to a variety of staff and contractors. It's been a particularly challenging 8 months, with upticks in violence, COVID-19 preventing movement back home and a variety of other issues that have arisen in a challenging environment. One of our coalition partners gave us siblings, Doc (black) and Jack(brown), as young puppies, when they were no more than 5 weeks old. I can't tell you the joy that they have brought to hundreds of officers by merely being puppies! They provided an opportunity to have a small sense of normalcy for so many, whether it was romping around office spaces, going on walks outside or being available as a napping buddy. My medical partner and I will be adopting them to come home with us as a thank you for how much they helped assist the medical team!"
"Doc is part of a sibling pair that was given to us as a gift earlier in the year. It was hard not to fall in love
with her deep blue eyes and quiet personality. Unlike her rambunctious brother, Doc loves to cuddle and
is most at home asleep in someone's arms. She quickly had us all trained to pick her up and hold her on command, which we happily complied with after long days here. It was the best stress relief we could
ask for, and we'd love to bring her back to the states to make sure she has a forever home!"
"The puppy will be named Chop. I want to have a little peace of Afghanistan With me since i will not be returning. I always wanted to have a pet of my own, an i thought that now that i'm going home it'd be the perfect chance to adopt and since when i go home i will be alone it will be perfect for me to have a companion."
"I met MIA a couple months ago while _ying cargo into the FOB she's currently living on. While we were
sitting on the pad, I looked out my window and saw her walking around, completely unfazed by my
40,000lb blender making the horrendous noise and creating the hurricane-like wind she seemed to be
enjoying. I made a couple more trips in and out of the FOB over the next few weeks, moving passengers
and cargo, and almost every time we were there, so was she.
Earlier in the deployment, I lost both of my dogs- about 2 months apart. I was absolutely devastated- and I'm still having a hard time with it, considering I haven't been home yet to fully process the loss. I could never replace Molly and Dobbie, and would never want to. But each time I landed at her FOB and she came up to my helicopter to get a little attention from my crew and me (as I'm sure she did with every
helicopter that came through there), I opened up to the idea of rescuing her from a life as a stray in
Afghanistan a little more.
Eventually, I worked up the nerve to ask if she "belonged" to anyone on the base and if someone was already trying to bring her back to the US. They told me no one had the means to bring her home, but
everyone loved her and hoped someone would because she was "the absolute sweetest pup" (I'd already started to figure that part out on my own) and very much deserved it. It took me about 2 months,
altogether, of not being sure if I could handle bringing home another pup so soon, but I finally realized
that even though it'll be hard at erst, rescuing Mora from a life as an Afghan stray, bringing her back to a
loving home, and doing everything I can to give her the happy, healthy life I tried so hard to give Molly and Dobbie every day, would be just as good for me as I hope I can make it for her."
"We found Dizzy making her way into the ecp of the base on multiple occasions. Due to military regulations its usually to return all dogs back outside of the base or they will face euthanization. After finding out that there is not vet to perform the euthanization, we were unsure if anyone wanted her. She was return to the outside of base but kept making her way back in due to her size. So I decided to care for her and get her back to the states to enjoy a nice life on my farm. Dizzy was an outside dog but after I gave her a bath and some tick medicine, she became an inside dog loving the AC and metal floors for cooling off. She has some toys, I handmade, that are basically braided old shirts, that she thoroughly enjoys. She also has a leash that she dislikes, that I made out boot laces braided together, with clips and a pistol retainer. She loves the constant attention of being an ecp but I fear that with the inconsistency of the base that as she grows she will not get the continued care that she deserves. My wife is excited to meet Dizzy and welcome her to our farm. I'm sure she'll love my farm, and running around with my horses and other animals. Just need to get her there!"
"Charkhi was rescued during the winter months of 2020 in Afghanistan where the temperatures drop
below zero on many nights. She was brought into safety on one of these nights and was raised from a
puppy by a group of individuals on a nearby base. This base is set to close very soon and is in need of a
home. I wish to provide this home so she doesn’t have to be left behind after the base is closed."
"I'm deployed to Afghanistan. Last week while conducting a night time security operation, this little kitten showed up from nowhere and climbed up on me on my flack jacket. Started meowing and rubbing his nose against my face. After I put him down, he just kept following me and meowing, like he was asking help from me. I just couldn't leave him there."
"I met Smoke when I first arrived to my current base. I noticed he was a very timid, yet loving dog. He
welcomes my belly rubs and likes to follow me around. He also has a runner's body and I can see us
exercising together when we get home! I want to bring him home because I think he will be a great
"King Alfred was one of seven puppies born to a very loving Afghan momma pup. I am a USMC veteran working on Kandahar for a non-profit. Since operations may be shutting down soon, I want to go home and bring home this little baby boy and give him as good of a life as I can."
"I first met Goober when he was an adolescent puppy and wandered over by our buildings. I'm not sure
where he lost the rest of his tail, but it's now one of my favorite things about him because it wags so fast
when he's happy. He would shyly approach us and we would give a few pats, but then he stuck around.
His soft brown eyes and adorably gentle personality quickly won my heart. Now he so delicately will take
table scraps from my hand and gets jealous when I pet other dogs. The life of an Afghan trash puppy is
not long and I hope to give Goober a better life in the US where we can be companions to each other and
continue our adventures."
"Tommy Gun was walking around base one morning while I was on shift. My Shift supervisor was able to
get him into our PMO using crackers. I was the desk sergeant working that shift. After Tommy came into
the PMO he would not leave my side and even slept right next to me as I worked the desk. We decided to
keep him and another puppy that was found at the front gate alone in our Deescalation cell. We fed them meat from the dfac and gave them water as they appeared to be very hungry. Tommy still wouldn't leave my side so I decided to attempt to adopt him and take him back to the states."
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goal to get the rescues on a charter flight out of Afghanistan and Iraq. Go to http://fnd.us/91fyL3?ref=sh_87F1b1 for more information. WE ARE AT 13% NOW!
From one of the most dangerous locations in the World & these pups have started their miracle journey to safety and then 30 or so days will then head to the USA! OPERATION LOVE
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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