War dog history and much more

The following posts cover wide-ranging topics from WWII war dog history to present day happenings. You’ll find: Profiles of military working dogs and their handlers. Articles on canine health. Details on upcoming events, matching programs, and fundraisers. We encourage you to use the social media buttons at the bottom of each post to share this content with your friends and family.

We also invite submissions and ideas. If you have a story related to military working dogs, we’d love to hear from you. Email: info@mwdtsa.org.

To emphasize the need to prevent dog heat stroke, this graphic demonstrates how quickly a car heats up inside at various outside temperatures.

Prevent dog heatstroke

Military working dog handlers will tell you their greatest K9 first aid priority is to prevent dog heatstroke. On this first day of summer, MWDTSA is honored to share the following safety information from Colorado State University's…
This is a 2019 photo of Military Working Dogs National Monument at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. A bronze sculpture of a handler stands with his gun ready. Arrayed before him are bronze sculptures of four military working dogs representing the four main breeds used by the military. MWDTSA provided a memorial wreath, displayed on the monument. MWDTSA is providing a wreath for Memorial Day 2020, as well.

Memorial Day 2020

On this Memorial Day Weekend 2020, the Military Working Dog Team Support Association is grateful to all U.S. military working dog handlers and K9s, past and present, who work tirelessly to protect our troops and our freedom. These teams…
This image shows the cover of No Ordinary Dog by retired Navy SEAL Will Chesney and co-author Joe Layden.

Retired Navy Seal Will Chesney honors MWD Cairo and candidly discusses PTSD

Will Chesney, an "ordinary" high school student living in a Southeast Texas trailer park, had a big dream—to become a Navy SEAL. In a gripping autobiography, No Ordinary Dog, he chronicles his journey from enlistment through SEAL training…