Debbie Kandoll is the founder of Military Working Dog Adoptions that is a private non-profit organization in the process of obtaining 501(c)3 status. Although there is NO CHARGE for the actual adoption of a Retiring MWD, issues arise such as a retired Military Working Dogs (MWD) needing domestic/international transport or an adopter needing help with a MWD's medical situation or even the purchase of medicines in certain circumstances.
MWD Adoptions also GLADLY REHOMES any MWD needing a new Forever Home, and many times we find ourselves driving cross-country to retrieve or rehome one of our Retired Heroes. Your donations will fund our efforts to help Retiring Military Working Dogs to find Forever Homes! On behalf of our MWD Heroes.
”I just wanted you to hear this from someone who's right in the thick of everything with these MWDs about just how much these dogs are loved while they're working. They really do get royal treatment that most people don't have the opportunity to see. The handlers love them and so do the vet staff. Yes, they are kept in kennels. No, they don't get to go home with someone every night...but while they are a military asset, they really aren't treated like property. I've seen big strong military policemen reduced to tears when their dog was too hurt to be able to go on. I've seen an entire room full of policeman and veterinary staff tearing up like children because of it. These dogs are the center of attention while they are MWD's, and they are the number one reason that veterinarians exist in the military. It's the part of my job that I take the most pride in.” Animal Care SGT, U.S. Army