Today is Memorial Day in America, a special day to salute the service of our military men, women and of course, canines!

Retired Military Working Dogs Salute

Photo from RMWD Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retired-Military-Working-Dogs/162014883861620

A Tribute to Lucca

On this day we want to salute one very special retired military working dog, the one and only Tripawd Lucca.

Lucca Gets a Purple Heart

Photo from Lucca’s Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/LuccaK458

Lucca is an 9 year old German Shepherd/ Belgium Malinois mix. She is a Specialized Search Dog (retired) trained to search for explosives off-leash.

This courageous soldier girl made headlines around the world last year when she was reunited with her first handler after losing her leg in Afghanistan to an IED. Lucca is now a worldwide representative for retired military working dogs and of course Tripawds!

Earlier this year she won hearts everywhere when she appeared in the Rose Parade on the Natural Balance Salute to Military Working Dogs float.

Lucca and her first and second handlers at the Rose Parade

Her public relations know-how has done wonders to spread the word that three legged canines from all backgrounds can live fabulous lives after amputation.

Thank you Lucca!
Here’s to you and retired military working dogs on Memorial Day 2013!

Lucca

Photo from Lucca’s Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/LuccaK458

Support Canine Heroes, Adopt a Military Working Dog

Did you know you can adopt a retired military working dog? Military working dogs are typically retired as senior dogs and the U.S. military has adoption programs for very special people who want to adopt these heroes.

Here are some organizations and information that can help you find out if adopting a retired military working dog is right for your pack:

The Retired Military Working Dog Assistance Organization
U.S. Air Force Military Working Dog Adoption Information (PDF)

U.S. Retired Military Working Dogs Facebook Page

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