President Obama Signs Defense Bill Allowing Military Dogs To Retire In US
By: Erin Shea Source: http://www.akc.org/news/bill-allows-military-dogs-retire-us/?asdkca
The Military Times Noted: Easier rules for military animal adoption — The measure changes the rules on adopting military dogs and other animals to make it easier for former handlers and families of injured handlers to adopt them following their military service.
This law requires that military dogs return to the U.S. to be retired and will give handlers the first chance to acquire the dogs once they are retired, per Voice of America. Before, military dogs were retired overseas and it was extremely difficult for handlers to take the dogs back to the U.S.