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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Solider Joshua writes, "Apache showed up in front of the compound one day completely emaciated. It was decided he was allowed to come onto the grounds where me and some of the other soldiers could help him get back on his feet. We started to gain his trust slowly and gave him turkey and rice to which helped him to gain weight and have the strength run around and play again. He is very friendly and loves greeting us when we get there. In no time he became one of the guys and we all bonded with him. Now I am trying to get him back to the states to be apart of my family. He gave me a little bit of home over here and reminded me what I have waiting at home for me when I return. It would mean the world to me and my girlfriend if we could get Apache to the states where he could be in his forever home"


Sailor Kasey writes that “Oscar was born on a Navy Compound in the Middle East and is one of the five puppies born in Bell's litter. I had already made the decision to adopt a puppy after helping move Bell’s puppies to their new shelter that some of our sailors built to keep them out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, the puppy I picked out passed away. A while after, I found out that Oscar was available for adoption, and I immediately snapped him up as mine. Seeing as all this happened right after I ended up going over the side of one of our patrol boats, I decided to name him Oscar after the man-overboard flag flown by Navy ships. I can’t wait to give him a good home and introduce him to the family!”