Much like their counterparts, military working dogs sacrifice their life and limb in service to their country. They are deployed to dangerous missions that can take their life anytime. Sadly, when these dogs retire, they don’t usually have the best life after their service. Some don’t even get to go to their forever homes.
Most people would agree that when military working dogs enter their retirement years, they should have a happy home environment. After spending most of their lives working loyally for their handlers, they deserve to be spoiled. These dogs are selfless and loyal to a fault. They will sacrifice their own lives just to protect their handlers.
Taking Alex home
Sergeant First Class Nicholas Lafelice was Alex’s handler when they were both deployed to Afghanistan. They met when Alex was still a young dog and spent three months together before being deployed. They went on several missions together, doing search and rescue missions, as well as locating and detecting explosives. During their time together, the two formed a very strong bond.
Sergeant Lafelice describes Alex as a friendly and happy dog. He also said that he loved life and hanging out with people. Alex was a big hit in their camp, but he usually sticks with his handler. But then, Sergeant Lafelice’s deployment was over and sent home, Alex was not.
It was another five years until Alex completed his service and was a candidate for retirement. Sergeant First Class Nicholas Lafelice has not seen his dog ever since he left Afghanistan, nor have heard any news about him. Then his wife saw online that Alex was looking for a home.
She told her husband right away, and they called the number that they found. They told them that they want to adopt Alex. Five years may have passed, but the sergeant never really forgot his loyal friend. So when he found out that Alex needed a family, he offered his own right away.
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