Kyle Smith had a special bond with his military dog partner, Bodza. As the German Shepherd passed away, his handler honored him for his service one last time.
Sergeant Dave Heyhoe got a tattoo of a paw print and a poem in tribute to the dog that served with him in Afghanistan. The ink contained the dog’s ashes.
A military dog and his handler were separated after being injured by an IED. They were both awarded Purple Hearts and have now been reunited while they recover.
A soldier who was wounded with his military dog while on active duty in Afghanistan, was separated from his faithful animal companion for more than a year.
Thanks to a piece on the local news, and an online donation campaign, a 9-year-old former military service dog was able to get an open-heart surgical procedure.
Elle won the coveted title from a field of seven nominees; she was rewarded for her efforts in helping educate children about dog safety in her home state of North Carolina.