Air Force dogs do everything they can to serve the country, but what happens to them when they retire? Some of them end up in hospitals because of various illnesses, while others are left in shelters. Things can get pretty lonely for these pups since they’re used to being out in the field, interacting with humans and other canines.
Officials of the Air Force noticed how lonely military dogs get after retirement. For this reason, they invited the public to open their homes to retired military dogs. These furry war veterans need loving families while they’re enjoying their retirement.
Searching for forever homes
Civilians and military members are allowed to adopt a retired pup. They have to be willing to wait for two years since that’s how long the adoption process is going to take. Aside from that, they also need to submit requirements to prove they’re capable of looking after a retired military dog.
One of the requirements is having good references and a fence that’s six feet high. People with children under five years of age are not allowed to adopt. Those who have more than three dogs are not allowed to adopt these retired military dogs. The reason being, the Air Force is set on making sure that these dogs get the attention, affection, and love they deserve.
A reward for years of service
Perhaps the best reward one can give to a retired military dog is a loving family. The Air Force noticed that people tend to lean towards adopting puppies that didn’t pass their training. Not a lot of people are interested in opening their homes to pups which spent most of their lives serving the country. The Air Force emphasized that these dogs are well-trained, and adopting them can save you from a lot of trouble.
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