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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.

How to help? You can support No Dog Gets Left Behind by making a donation or purchasing No Dog Gets Left Behind merchandise - a simple, affordable yet profoundly impactful gesture. If you are interested in volunteering or fundraising, please contact us. Can we count on your help today?


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Benson, who is now safe and in his loving forever home in the USA with his Veteran Al.

From Veteran Al: "I have been deployed to Afghanistan several times in the last few years. Each time the rules on our FOBs have always been the same; No dogs or cats allowed. Every time I have come here there have always been dogs that hang around our unit. We haven’t been able to adopt them but we have always looked out for them in small ways, with food, or clean water, and sometimes a safe place to sleep. In return the dogs of Afghanistan have always taken to the unit and helped us out. On my first deployment here in 2007 we looked out for this stray dog and her pups. In a show of appreciation she would follow our elements when they went on patrol and on more than one occasion disrupted waiting ambushes saving our lives. The rules of the military prohibited us from bringing the dog or any of her pups back to the states with us. As a Veteran of Afghanistan I can think of no better companion for me or for him than another who has lived here and understands what the other has survived. After all that the dogs have done for us over the years from aiding on patrols to keeping up morale, the least I can do is give one dog a good home."