Friday, March 9, 2012

Please Help Reunite a Marine With Her Service Dog!

Baroooo buddies!

Photo credit Peter Carr/The Journal News

Megan Leavey and Rex served together in Iraq, where they both were disabled by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device). Megan has left the service in 2007 with a Purple Heart and has been trying to adopt Rex since then. Since Rex was too valuable as a working dog, her requests were denied.
Recently Rex has been diagnosed with nerve paralysis, which leaves him unable to serve. Pets For Patriots is helping to spread the word and create awareness so that the military will allow Megan to adopt Rex and then she'll be able to take care of him for the rest of his life.
You can read all about it here , then please spread the word!
Word of mouth is a powerful thing and mom believes that the blogging community, especially the anipal community, can work wonders! Please share Megan's story with anyone that you think may be able to help.
Thanks buddies!
Always a little late but glad we made it to the hop!


  1. Since 2007? I so much admire this woman and her determination! Great story!

  2. I really benefited a lot from your informative blog post. Thanks so much and more power!

  3. Thank you - I am hosting an adoptable dog formerly owned by a serviceman and being the daughter of a WWII vet, I have high regard for our men and women in armed forces. Please, let's get Rex to Megan :).

  4. We're so torn over stories like this. We'd love to see them reunited but there are so many dogs that look just like Rex in shelters in the USA. We'd like to see them find homes too.

    1. Thanks CK, these 2 have already bonded, and it drives us nuts that the military can't cut through whatever paperwork it needs to so that they can be together. We want all the doggies and kitties to find their forever homes too.

  5. We came by to catch up and are surprised to find you can knock the bread off the top of the fridge. Wow, that's jumping. Unless it's a short fridge. :)

    We're all for handlers or ex-handlers getting to adopt their canine partners after they are retired.

  6. Dropping off some woofs & hugs to you! Hope you have a wonderful Thursday! <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

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