Group Seeks Veterans to Adopt Military Dogs

Group Seeks Veterans to Adopt Military Dogs

July 28, 2015

Group Seeks Veterans to Adopt Military Dogs

Are you a military veteran or do you know a U.S. veteran who is looking for loyal companion? A couple who place retired military dogs is looking for veterans who wish to adopt a military dog. The Pennsylvania couple own K9 Hero Haven, which is a rescue for military and police dogs, and hope to place some retired military dogs with combat veterans.

Mike and Anne Gibbs of Herndon Pennsylvania have the eventual goal of creating a nonprofit kennel where they can care for additional dogs. Right now, they continue to rescue retired service dogs - some who have seen combat - with the goal of finding loving homes for these military dogs with fellow veterans.

As they told the news source The Daily Item recently,

"It helps both the veteran and the dog to have a buddy after traumatizing events," Gibbs said Wednesday in Cameron Park. "Combat veterans and military dogs know what each other went through. They were both there."

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Military Dogs and Service Dogs Information

According to the story in The Daily Item...
There are approximately 3,200 active-duty service dogs in all branches of the U.S. military, police and border control, and approximately 300 of those canines retire each year to be adopted by their handlers or the public. Approximately 60 dogs have been killed in action in the past decade compared with 300 killed in the Vietnam War era.
Mike Gibbs said there is a push for service dogs to be considered war veterans, which would allow them to get medical help for their own PTSD and benefits after retirement.
If you haven't seen it yet, make sure to check out the military dogs videos we shared on K9 Appreciation Day. Also, here's another salute to military dogs from military news site BuiltUSA.com.

 

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59 Responses

Michelle Mercer
Michelle Mercer

February 22, 2016

I am a US Army Military Police Veteran w/PTSD and severe anxiety and social anxiety issues and am looking to adopt or a service dog. I am located in IL. The VA has us on all kinds of meds that don’t work and am feeling like my options are about exhausted and am fighting to keep my head up and not to become a statistic!!!
Thank You

RON GALLMAN
RON GALLMAN

February 22, 2016

Need to have info to adopt one of these HEROES

Robert Drayton
Robert Drayton

February 22, 2016

I would like to receive more information

corey wellman
corey wellman

February 22, 2016

I am a veteran with the wounded warrior project, have deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and suffer from TBI and PTSD. Any way I can qualify for a military dog

George Simons
George Simons

February 22, 2016

I could take one, give him a good home.

J. Goffredo
J. Goffredo

February 22, 2016

Thank you all from the bottom of my soul!!! These dogs deserve better!!!! Love to adopt one.

Michael fulkersin
Michael fulkersin

February 22, 2016

Hello I’m a veteran of 10 years of active duty service in the US Army. I have been overseas in a combat zone 2 times in 04/05 and 2010/2011. I’m interested in having a companion to help with stress, anxiety,and rest and relaxing. Please contact me in regards to such a wonderful opportunity.
Thank you,
Michael

Mary Brooks
Mary Brooks

February 22, 2016

I would be interested in hearing more about the adoptions.

Kenneth Quijano
Kenneth Quijano

February 22, 2016

Hello,

I read your article and am interested in adopting a retired service dog. I’m a Navy Veteran who served with SBU-12 (now SBU-12 ) a Nav Spec Warfare Command. Please forward any information that you can. I have owned large dogs since 1989 and recently lost my chow/lab mix of 14+ yrs to old age.

Thank You,

Ken

PFC Dominik O'Donnell
PFC Dominik O'Donnell

February 22, 2016

Reading this touches my heart, i have a dognof my own who is in no way shape or form a service dog but i would love to adopt one and me and my wife have talked extensively about adopting a service dog when i get back home. I am currently surving in afghanistan and just wanted to thank you guys for all you donfor veterans

Jason Watson
Jason Watson

February 22, 2016

I’m a Disabled Veteran from the Marine Corps. I suffered a TBI almost 2 years ago and continue to go through the ups and downs of anxiety, depression, and mood swings. My Dr’s and therapists throughout the VA have recommended, as I would also like, that a service/companion dog would be very beneficial to me. I am most definitely interested in more information on this organization and the overall process. My phone Nbr is 806-470-8224. Please call me and leave a msg if I can’t get to your call initially. Thank you for your time and hope I hear from someone soon. ??

Michael E Parham
Michael E Parham

February 22, 2016

Would love to adopt one!
I am a Vietnam Era veteran who suffers (under control) from PTSD.
I have a fenced backyard but he/she would live indoors with my wife and I.
205-239-2353 cell
205-330-5330 home
Thanx so much. Served in MI. known then as Army Security Agency

Brandon Mitchell
Brandon Mitchell

February 22, 2016

I really think what you guys are trying to do is awesome these veteran dogs need to find good homes and veterans need some companionship. Keep up the amazing work.

Ann Weiss
Ann Weiss

February 22, 2016

I am a veteran. Although I am not a combat veteran I would live to give a home to a retired dog of any branch, police or fire. Please let me know if I can help out any way

Sheldon james
Sheldon james

February 22, 2016

I’m a U.S. Army combat vet looking to adopt a military working dog

Terry pratt
Terry pratt

February 22, 2016

I would like to know more about this add I am a combat veteran I was in OIF and love dogs I have been around them my entire life I live in Texas the land I own is 4.3 acres lots of room for dogs to run around please let me know what all you need from me thanks

Tony Willis
Tony Willis

February 22, 2016

I am 100% disabled Combat Veteran. My wife and I would be very interested in receiving information on the requirements for adopting a service dog. We have a service dog that I trained and would be interested in giving a forever home to another one. We live in NE Georgia in a very rural setting and we have 7 1/2 acres. The love and freedom of our place would give any animal a great home. Thank you

Michelle Crocheron
Michelle Crocheron

February 22, 2016

I would love to have a military service dog. Retired now but i was an Army MP and during one of my deployments our K9 unit had a shepherd named Charlie. Other than his handler i was the only other person charlie liked. When we were out on patrol Charlie would walk inbetwen us.

Anthony Webster
Anthony Webster

February 22, 2016

Would love one of these awesome animals. I have military experience

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Jack Overstreet
Jack Overstreet

February 22, 2016

Would love to care for a dog , please send more info thank you

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

Thank you for everyone commenting on this story. This is a story about the group K9 Hero Haven. Hero Giveaways has no connection to this organization. The contact information for reaching out to the group about adopting these dogs is in the story. Please direct your questions to them.

Thanks for your support of wounded veterans and Hero Giveaways.

bonnie miller
bonnie miller

February 22, 2016

my husband is a veteran and we are older, Korean war, just lost my border collie in 2014, think and older dog would be good, labradoodle that does not shed?? In any case let us know. Live in Florida West Palm beach area. just the two of us for now.

Norm Magalski
Norm Magalski

February 22, 2016

Would love to know more about this program. Gulf war vet USN.

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Jessica Backman
Jessica Backman

February 22, 2016

I would love to give a hero dog a home!!!

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

Herogiveaways
Herogiveaways

February 22, 2016

If you are a veteran or know a U.S. combat veteran who would like more information about adopting a retired military dog, you can reach out to the owners of K9 Hero Haven at K9HeroHaven@yahoo.com.

Thank you for supporting wounded veterans,

The Hero Giveaways Team

veronica Revisky
veronica Revisky

February 22, 2016

Interested in adopting.

Dawn
Dawn

February 22, 2016

I was a MWD trainer and handler at Lackland from 94 to 2000. I raised the first 3 litters in the puppy program. I would like some info as I am very interested in adopting.

Dianna Temple
Dianna Temple

February 22, 2016

Would love to adopt one of these wonderful dogs!!!

Israel burks
Israel burks

February 22, 2016

I am a 100% disabled vet. I would love to adopt a wardog, I worked with them while serving in Iraq. I am open for inspections to have a dog because I know what happens when you are no longer needed for service.

damon Kersting
damon Kersting

February 22, 2016

Army infantry vet and before that I trained hunting dogs. I would like to get more info on adopting one of these dogs

Daniel Merring
Daniel Merring

February 22, 2016

Would provide a great home for one of my fellow 4 legged vet..

Walter P. Reasons
Walter P. Reasons

February 22, 2016

I’m a disabled vet (100%) due to survivor guilt and a few other things like partial hearing loss. We live in nice house on 10 acres would more then be happy to add a dog to the home to help keep the 3 outside neutered cats in line. I’m 70 and wife is 62 and we are raising our two mixed race grandsons ages 7 & 10 who want a dog. If you have a dog that will get along with two boys (they might require the dog to sleep in room with them) we would give it a good home and breed doesn’t matter, anything with at least 3 legs and part of a tail is all that’s required.

Gerry Manley
Gerry Manley

February 22, 2016

I’d love to have one! Brave dogs, brave men.I live in UK my Dad was in the RAF…..but I’m guessing I don’t fit the criteria . Geraldine Manley

Tammy Clifford
Tammy Clifford

February 22, 2016

I tried sending an email and no one responded. What should I do now?

Bryant Albey
Bryant Albey

February 22, 2016

I was medically retired in 2013 for having a Stroke. I currently have back problems and have had one surgery so far. I am currently rated at 80% with 100% pending. I would like more information. Thank you.

Jonathan Payne
Jonathan Payne

February 22, 2016

Hello my name is Jonathan Payne I’m a disabled veteran loving with PTSD. I’m 60% rated with an honorable discharge and tried emailing the info but it keeps freezing up. Please contact me as I am vwyer intersted in giving a k-9 veteran a loving home.

Daniel farris
Daniel farris

February 22, 2016

I was a 91w and served two tours to Iraq where i was injured. I am now 100% disabled and would love to offer another warrior a loving home. Would I be able to adopt a veteran?

rodney
rodney

February 22, 2016

Can you still adopte if u weren’t in combat but in service?

Karon Hudson
Karon Hudson

February 22, 2016

There is a phone number at the top of this page. 727.781.0066 Hope this helps. They also have what looks like several face book pages as well. Good Luck and thank you for your service!

Myra
Myra

February 22, 2016

Tried “CanineHeroHaven@yahoo.com” but it was not recognized.

myra
myra

February 22, 2016

I am not a veteran of war, but am a veteran of US Army 1973. I would love to love a canine veteran, and willing to give the special care a combat veteran canine needs.

louis revisky
louis revisky

February 22, 2016

Interested in adopting a dog from your organization

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