The Heroic, But Often Forgotten, K9 Service Members That Put Their Lives On The Line For All Of Us.


K9 service dogs have a long and marvelous history in our military. Stretching back all the way to the Civil War when they were used to send messages and guard prisoners, dogs have been a vital part of our military, and helping to make our branches the most powerful military force on Earth. Their heroic efforts during traumatic events like 9/11 still resonate with us, but there have been other examples of how important they are to us that we never see. In honor of the recent shooting of a California K9 unit, just hours after he visited an elementary school, we want to celebrate other K9 heroes and their bonds with partners, and their country.