In the desert, a lonely
soldier stumbles upon a listless dog. They trade glances. The soldier
speaks a few sympathetic words and offers the pathetic pup a pat on the back.
The dog whimpers. And in this seemingly mundane exchange, both of their lives
are forever changed. In the four-legged creature, the soldier finds
companionship, hope and a sense of normalcy that’s been missing in his life
since he found his way to Afghanistan. In the soldier, the dog finds safety,
comfort and an affection he’s never known. Over the days and months ahead, man
and his beloved new best friend form an unbreakable bond made only stronger by
the stresses of war, chaos, destruction and discord. And then, it’s time for
the soldier to return home - without his battle buddy.
No Dog Gets Left Behind
provides financial support to reunite military personnel with the stray animals
they found and bonded with while at war - a $4,500-per-pet proposition that
includes vaccines, medical treatment, transportation and more. While the
financial investment is high, the relief, comfort and joy this program provides
soldiers is immeasurable. To date we have brought home over 27 dogs to be reunited with his/her soldier.