Military Working Dogs

A Hero Has Fallen – MWD Sirius Crosses the Rainbow Bridge

MWD Sirius N189, December 1, 2007 – May 22, 2021

Sirius was Fallen USMC Handler Joshua Ashley’s MWD. Sirius continued to serve, would be teamed with another Handler, and deploy again. Sirius had three deployments in his career, and retired in 2016. Joshua’s family adopted Sirius. This picture is from Joshua’s Memorial in 2012, and Sirius is looking at Joshua’s portrait; they are now together. Mission K9 was honored to have been able to help financially pay for many of Sirius’ medical bills over the years while he was retired and living with Joshua’s mother. We are thankful for years of hard work from MWD Sirius and know that he will never be forgotten!

Please take the time to donate to MissionK9 Rescue. Your donations help us with all the expenses related to our mission.

Donate to Mission K9 Rescue If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail: Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395

713-589-9362

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government.

MWD Marco – Transport a Hero Dog Home!

MWD Marco served his country and was marked as “Ready for Retirement”.

He was attached to the USAF and was picked up by our team at Andrew’s Air Force Base.

MissionK9 was notified by Marco’s handler that he would be away for a while and we stepped up to host MWD Marco at the Veteran K9 Ranch while his Handler is away.

We are happy to report that the pair will be reunited the last week of June 2019.

This is a cross country transport. We originally picked Marco up on the East Cost and brought him to the Mission K9 Ranch. Now he has to go back north for his reunion.

Costs will be around $1200 to get Marco where his handler is and we hope that you will chose to support the transport.

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Please see yourself giving as you can and seeing the good your funds are doing for Working Dogs.

We truly appreciate anything you can give now!

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Thank you – Thank you – THANK YOU SO MUCH!

If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395

713-589-9362

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Reunite 4 Hero MWD’s With Their Handlers

We LOVE Reunions!

Nothing makes us smile more than to see a Retired Military Working Dog RUN into the arms of their Handler!

It’s a blessing and we treasure each and every one.

FOUR Hero MWD’s need Transport HOME this month (November 2017).

We have dogs that need to come from Japan, Korea, and Guam to be reunited here in the USA with their Handlers.

The Military has not implemented paid travel home at this time for Retired MWD’s.

Handlers reach out to MissionK9 for transport help and we reach out to you when Hero Dogs need a trip HOME.

HELP MISSION K9 keep these reunions coming by donating toward this transport.

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The cost to bring these Hero MWD’s HOME is approximately $9600 to fly SAFELY and COMFORTABLY, HOME!

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Our PayPal Address is MissionK9Rescue@gmail.com

Mission K9 Rescue is a non-profit organization, operating world wide, formed and based in Houston, Texas.

Mission K9 Rescue is a dedicated team that shares your passion for the retired, retiring and contract working dogs that we serve. Our organization is funded solely through the monetary support of individuals that share our passion and respect for Working Dogs. Your support is deeply appreciated and is paramount to our ability to “Lend a Hand to the Paws that Serve”.

There are a variety of ways to make donations to Mission K9 Rescue. No matter how big or small, every donation counts with Mission K9 Rescue.

If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395

713-589-9362

MissionK9Rescue was formed and is based in Houston, Texas.

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government.

We appreciate your consideration of our organization in planning your yearly giving and thank you for your support!

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Mission K9 Rescue is the proud recipient of the Petco Foundation’s 2017 “Helping Heroes” Award

 

 

MWD Yago N289 – Rest In Peace

MWD Yago N289 was an 8 yr old German Shepherd who served with the Navy from 2010-2015. His first duty station was at CNRSW in San Diego, CA. He was later transferred to NAVBAS Ventura County in 2011. He was a Drug/Patrol Dog, and he was one of the best on the West Coast until a medical condition called firbrotic myopathy earned him an early retirement in 2015. Yago was very well known for being a very hard headed and energetic boy.

Since being retired with his mom Krystal, Yago has thrived. He enjoys living on a 10 acre farm in Southern California, and spending a lot of time in the yard with his indestructible dog ball and stealing toys from his other fur siblings.

On June 3rd, MWD Yago began to show signs of diarrhea. Within 24 hours his issues began to worsen, and his blood work showed that his liver values had suddenly increased dramatically. He was immediately put on medications. By the end of this last weekend, he had lost almost 17lbs . He had stopped eating and was getting extremely lethargic. Yago was hospitalized at the Speciality Clinic on Monday, June 13th. Our biggest fear was cancer, but thankfully, x-rays and ultrasound did not show any suspicious areas. His Liver values were slowly coming down, however, his white blood cells were elevating. More antibiotics were added on Tuesday. We were thankful that his white blood cells were responding to all of the new medications that were being introduced.

Unfortunately, all of the medical symptoms are causing a snowball effect, and his kidneys are paying the price for the significantly low proteins that are not able to utilize his fluids.

His blood work is also showing that he is now becoming septic which doctors are trying to figure out what the cause of that is as well. Because the doctors are unable to operate to obtain a biopsy at this time, Yago in ineligible for some much needed tests. He now needs a plasma transfusion to help stop the process. The internal medicine specialist that is seeing his case feels very strongly that his quality of life and prognosis will be outstanding if we can stop the snowball effect of symptoms.

The medical staff has enjoyed his sweet disposition and his great love for his Kong that had kept him company throughout this process. They have said nothing but wonderful things about Yago since he was admitted. We are expecting at least a couple more days of hospitalization and then follow up appointments. Currently Mission K9 Rescue has picked up all his medical costs, but more bills are mounting daily, and we could use your help to allow us to keep helping him.

Krystal has known Yago N289 since he arrived at her kennel in 2010. He was a silly happy, overly energetic guy, that was crazy for everything. “I was super excited to be contacted by NBVC as a prospective adopter for him, and he has been a joy to have at home. He still has that love of life and toys, and as long as he is willing to fight, I will help him fight to the best of my ability. He is a wonderful part of our family, and we feel that he has many more years in him to enjoy his well earned retirement.” said Krystal. As long as she and Yago are willing to fight, Mission K9 Rescue are willing to fight with her! Will you help us fight for this sweet hero?

Update – September 2016 – Through the kindness of our donors, Yago’s bills were paid in full. He continued to deteriorate and it was found that he had a fast growing cancer. Yago passed and is missed by all who he touched. Run in Paradise, Yago!

Help more Working Dogs like MWD Yago get needed Veterinary Care – Donate to MissionK9Rescue Today!

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Our PayPal Address is MissionK9Rescue@gmail.com

If you prefer to mail a check, please use this address for donations by mail:

Mission K9 Rescue
P.O. Box 395
Needville, TX 77461-0395

713-589-9362

MissionK9Rescue was formed and is based in Houston, Texas.

EIN 46-4302698 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Mission K9 Rescue has no relationship or connection to the United States Government.

We appreciate your consideration of our organization in planning your yearly giving and thank you for your support!

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