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Thank you for your interest in the Military Working Dog Adoption Program!
This program is a result of the “Robby Law” which was enacted in November 2000. ...
Military Working Dog Foundation, Inc. - Adoptions, Information, Resources
Military Working Dog Foundation, Inc.
The Military Working Dog Foundation was established to provide a resource of
information tolaw enforcement agencies who have a requirement to obtain working dogs,
as well as for the publicwho wish to adopt dogs that become available from the military and
need a home.
In addition to assisting with the dissemination of information for prior military working
dogs adoptions, it is our goal to law enforcement agencies and departments across the
United States with information and assistance in obtaining a K-9 and when funds permit,
to aid K-9 units with special gear and aid deployed military working dogs and their handlers
with 'comfort' supplies.
Periodically, these military working dogs become available for distribution to law enforcement agencies
and local police departments. Some working dogs are made available for adoption to the public because
they are no longer capable of performing their military duties.
Part of our Mission is also to aid law enforcement agencies in the procurement of special
support gear for their K-9's, that they could not otherwise afford.
Two NEW additions to our Mission are to:
Aid with the adoption of Rescued Dogs - especially German Shepherds, Labs and other
detection dogs'.Aid organizations that provide training and procurement of
Service Dogs for persons with disabilities.
For more information about the Military Working Dog Foundation,
go to our About section.
Dogs for Adoption by the Public
U.S. Military Public & Other Adoptions:
This program is on going at every military installation with military working dogs,
all branches of the service.
Due to the overwhelming response and emails for information about the adoption process and for
adoption applications, and to serve interested individuals faster, we have upgraded our system to
automatically send the user an official application.
To request an official application for a military working dog adoption, please use our form via the
The form will produce the actual application which is provided by the Military Working Dog Center.
This form should be printed and then mailed (or faxed) to the official address on the form.
All correspondence and questions regarding adoptions by the the public should be directed to
In addition, the following is an official message from the
Military Working Dog Center at Lackland, AFB, Texas:
“Thank you for your interest in our program. This program is on going at every military installation with
military working dogs, all branches of the service. I am at program level of the adoption process. The
training starts at Lackland and then the dogs are sent operational. Once they have completed their
service they “can be retired”. At Lackland I do have some of the younger dogs, which have failed to
complete training. The adoption law has a priority of adoption. 1st to Law enforcement agencies, 2nd
to prior handlers, and the to the public. Please complete the application and return it to me. Contact
me about the middle of each month to see if we have any dogs you might be interested in. An
appointment will be scheduled for you to meet the dog and if you like them arrangements will be made
for you to take them home. You will responsible for collars, leashes, crates, and shipment.
The dogs are free of charge. Hope to here from you soon."
1239 Knight St.
Lackland AFB TX 78236-5151
Please remember, the Military Working Dog Foundation is not a government agency, but rather a
501c3 non-profit organization. Part of our mission is to provide informational assistance in order for
these dogs which become available, can be adopted to worthy homes. We have no say whatsoever
in who receives a dog via the U.S. Military's Working Dog Adoption program.
* For those of you that have made donations to our organization, the
Military Working Dog Foundation, Inc., we greatly appreciate your generosity.