Some dogs serve our country by being part of the military forces. Most are assigned to detect explosives and protect the troop behind them, while others help in search and rescue operations.
Wherever they’re posted, K9 units are vital in military and police operations.
The best possible answer is to live a “couch life” where they just sit back, relax, and have all the treats and cuddles. However, this isn’t always the case.
This is why facilitates the transporting and rehoming of retired military dogs to new adoptive parents. Though, it would always be best to reunite them with their former handler.
Bady is a 10-year-old military K-9 German Shepherd who served as a patrol and explosive detection dog. He was stationed at Kusan Air Base in South Korea and worked alongside his handler Technical Sergeant Adamma Bilal.
Sgt. Bilal was in charge of the kennel in Korea, but Bady was assigned to him. The loyal K-9 worked with the sergeant every day – a constant in his life.
The people around them would even call Bady “Sgt. Bilal’s dog” because there could never be one without the other. They were THAT close.
He moved to Florida, while Bady had to stay in Korea because he was stationed there until he retired.
It was difficult news for them both, but as they constantly remind them in the military,
There wouldn’t have been a forever for these two, but everything changed six months after.
With the help of Mission K9 Rescue, they transported Bady from South Korea to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, where the two buddies would meet before Sgt. Bilal would bring him home to Florida.
The reunion was heartwarming.
They snipped the cable ties one by one until the cage was fully opened. Sgt. Bilal opened his arms for his old buddy while Bady slowly peeked. But when he saw who it was, he instantly went out and gave a little shake.
Bady laid down for some belly rubs, and Sgt. Bilal was happy to comply. He was a happy dog and deserved everything good now that he’s retired. Asked what plans he had for Bady for his retirement, the sergeant while addressing the K-9:
“You can do whatever you want, my guy. Now just living the couch life, as we call it. Chilling out. No more work. No more anything. Just gets to go live on the beach with me.”