K-9 Support Team
Who We Are
We are the lifeline of Soldiers' Angels to the U.S. military dog teams, making sure both dogs and handlers have what they need when they need it, whether it be for work or a well-earned break.
Military working dog teams are very special, highly-trained units. The dogs perform important duties such as sniffing out explosives and weapons, chasing down bad guys, and alerting their handlers to danger. A happy dog is a dog that loves his job and does it well, but the dogs can stress out just like their handlers or any other soldier, affecting their job performance. So, we work to help both dog and human have down time, and make sure they know we support them.
The Soldiers' Angels K-9 Team fully and unconditionally supports these special K-9 teams. Dog and man are serving side by side as partners and friends, and both are our soldiers.
What We Do
The most important thing the K-9 Team does is adopt military dog teams, just like Angels adopt service members through the regular adoption process. That means sending a letter a week and at least one care package a month. The difference is, the care packages are for both the dog and the handler. For example, a package can include a chew toy and treats, or even hygiene items like shampoo or clippers, plus the regular snacks and goodies for a service member.
The K-9 Team also works as a group to raise funds for major canine equipment purchases such as cooling mats/vests, doggles (goggles for dogs), and booties, and develops relationships with local pet shops to get discounts or conduct item fundraisers.
How to Help
To contact the K-9 Team or adopt a military dog team, please email email@example.com. Please note that in order to adopt a K-9 Team, you need to have had two complete previous "regular" adoptions. You can also send K-9 items to the warehouse to help fill care packages for K-9 teams:
K-9 Support Team
1792 E Washington Blvd
Pasadena, CA 9114
Thank you and all my love to your organization for the love and support you all have sent to me, my husband, his working dog, and all our soldiers and working dogs here at FOB Warhorse, Iraq. Time goes by, but you all stick in our minds for what you do for us...We have gotten things to make the working dogs smell better, their teeth brighter, books I handed out to my fellow soldiers, letters that just make our days. I love to get them and I love to send them, and I have made some wonderful friends, just wonderful. I adore them...thank you for all you ALL do for us. It take big hearts from strangers to make all this make sense to us. - SPC Julie
Thank you very much again for all of your support that you have provided, and will provide in the future. It's good to know there are people like you that haven't forgot our four-legged soldiers fighting just as hard as the rest of us.
Thank you very much....We are actually in the process of building a kennel here and we could use any kind of supplies that you could offer. Thank you very much for what you do and we all appreciate it.
You f****** rock! I know my partner will love some more treats. He can never get enough.
I brought some treats down here for her, but that will run out eventually. We could use some toys though--I think she is getting bored with hers, and unfortunately the PX here doesn't carry dog toys! LoL... But anyway, its great to see there is an organization like this. I can't think of anything better! Thanks so much for the quick response back!
I do not know how I've never run across the Soldier's Angel Website before. I'm a member of the Patriot Guard and a father of a K-9 handler stationed in Baghdad, Iraq...He is on his 5th trip to the middle east and 2nd trip into combat. I just wanted to say how I appreciate your efforts in supporting the K-9 troops in combat. Thanks for your effort and support.
Just in case you haven't heard it in a while, we all really appreciate what you do for us and the dogs. it's a great thing.
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