Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bill Signed Allowing Military Dogs To Retire In the U.S.!

We love good news stories about dogs and about veterans and this one combines both! 

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







On Wednesday evening, November 25, 2015 President Barack Obama signed the annual defense spending bill that will now allow American military dogs to retire in the U.S. The policy update on military animals was one of many in the $607-billion 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, according to the Military Times

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.



 

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
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