Dogs are known to be man’s best friend because of their boundless loyalty and willingness to protect their masters. Protectiveness comes from a dog’s ancestors and centuries of breeding, which means that dogs instinctively know when a human child is in need of care.
Here our best friends have played their part in our nation’s military serving our country. And many of them are finally coming home after serving in Afghanistan. Throughout the course of the long war in Afghanistan, troops have relied on military working dogs to help keep them safe, and make their jobs easier. The dogs are trained to detect explosives, to find illegal drugs, to search for missing comrades, or target enemy combatants. They provide security support and K9 detection services to government organizations, law enforcement agencies, and multinational corporations across the world.
AMK9 contract working dog teams are the most comprehensive K9 security option available, playing effective part for threatening the unlawful activities and substances at large-scale venues, high-profile and heavy pedestrian-flow events, schools, prisons, corporations, and more, both internationally and at home in the United States.
The U.S. Government recently reached out to AMK9 to bring home 92 military dogs who have completed their tasks over in Afghanistan. AMK9 provided them the professional care, crates, food, water, bathroom breaks, airport transports, and veterinarians to ensure their well being.
Guy Owens, VP of Operations at AMK9, explains, “A lot of them are coming back to be adopted, to go to homes where they’ll spend the rest of their days enjoying life, and that’s a good thing.”
These home coming canines are to be adopted, many of these brave war heroes are being adopted by the human service member that they worked with. As they have spent so much time together and cared for one another. They form a good friendship. The AMK9 Coming Home documentary tells the detail of these military dogs coming home safely, and staff from the company say that it’s a challenging but rewarding process.
Tisha Mullen, the Logistics and Procurement Manager over at AMK9, explains the heart touching moments when these dogs safely back home. “Four dogs is a huge accomplishment,” she explains, “When you move 92? It absolutely changes the entire scope.” Many of the war heroes that have returned home safely, have already signed onto a new contract overseas and are ready to serve our nation once more. They are our real heroes.