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Air Force Officials Plead With People To Adopt Some Of The Retired Military Dogs

Air Force Officials Plead With People To Adopt Some Of The Retired Military Dogs


Air Force officials at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland are worried over the sharp disinterest faced by the retired military working dogs post-retirement. While the trainee puppies who don’t make the cut for active duty are readily adopted, the older K9s yearn for a home but keep getting overlooked.
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The officials have now turned to the people for help. They have requested potential adoptive parties to consider retired K9s too. These hardworking K9s have dedicated their lives to the safety of the nation and its people. They will be assets to their new family in every aspect.

The K9s can work well with both military members and civilians. However, applicants need to ensure that they have a 6-foot fence, no kids under the age of 5, and no more than 3 dogs already in their homes. Also, the person must have their vet listed out on the application and provide references.


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The authorities have warned the potential adopters that processing the adoption application can take up to 2 years, which is why many people shy away from adopting them. However, it is only to make sure that these skilled K9s are in trusted hands and not misused. Anyone wishing to adopt one of this loyal K9s can contact the officers at mwd.adoptions@us.af.mil or call 210-671-6766. Please spread the word and help increase the chances of adoptions for our loyal K9 veterans.

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