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U.S. Marine Dog Receives the UK’s Highest Award for Valor


Written by: Phil Monahan

Lucca, with Gunnery Sergeant Willingham, is the first US Marine Corps dog to receive the PDSA Dickin medal.
Photo courtesy PDSA/PA, via theguardian.com

A 12-year-old female German Shepherd Dog named Lucca—who took part in more than 400 missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and who lost a leg in action—has been given the highest . . .

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Loyal Dog Stays with Stuck Owner for 7 Hours Until Help Arrives


Written by: Phil Monahan

Holly Blue stands guard over her fallen owner in this thermal image from a police helicopter.
Photo by Suffolk Constabulary, via dailymail.co.uk

When a 67-year-old British man found himself stuck in a muddy bog during his daily walk with his dog, he was in real trouble. When Martin Kay and his Black Labrador retriever, Holly Blue, . . .

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Policeman Writes a Touching Letter to His Late K-9 Partner


Written by: Phil Monahan

Sgt. Chris Newman and Chase.
Photo courtesy Slidell Police Department, via nola.com

A beloved police dog named Chase passed away yesterday in Slidell, Louisiana, where he served for nearly a decade. To pay tribute, the Slidell Police Department released the above video on. . .

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