I think we've all seen or heard of working dogs in some capacity or another. Either alongside police officers, at airports, in warzones, or portrayed doing other extreme jobs in movies. But I was shocked and emotionally devastated to find out that the animals dedicating their lives to a mission are often abandoned when their service is complete.
My guest today is Bob Bryant. Bob is the Co-Founder of Mission K9. Over a decade ago Bob found himself working to create a path forward for military and contract dogs. Many of these animals otherwise have nowhere to go, no family to take them in, not even a way out of a cage in the middle of a battlefield. Today you'll get to learn about the different kinds of service jobs that these pups can get into, the hard lives they live, and a way we can all help to change things for the better.
( Www.Missionk9Rescue.Org )
This episode does contain some pretty upsetting information about how some of these dogs are treated, but I really believe it's important to hear, and Mission K9 is actively trying to write happier endings for all of these puppers. I just don't want anyone out there with a particularly soft spot for animals to be caught off guard and left distressed because I failed to give a content warning up front.
Just one last thing: We've officially made it back to the number one spot for education shows on Podbean. It's an absolutely massive achievement and neither me or the show would be where we are without each and every one of you out there. I tear up, ever so slightly, just thinking about any of you taking the time to listen to this thing I love making. Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. It means more than you could ever know.
Anyway, Let's figure out a better K9 retirement!
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