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VANITY-USMC IDD Dogs for adoption
USMC IDD Adoption site ^ | 08-08-2012 | momtothree

Posted on 08/08/2012 9:18:16 AM PDT by momtothree

I am a complete novice to posting a vanity so please forgive me for any and all mistakes. Veteran IDDs (Improvised Explosive Device Dogs) have served our Country and Marine Corps honorably. Due to the reduction in forces in Afghanistan, many of these wonderful dogs are eligible for retirement and adoption. The majority of the dogs are 3-7 year old pure breed Labrador Retrievers that are black, yellow, or chocolate. Spaying and neutering has already been done. They are highly trained, healthy, happy, and will make terrific pets or hunting buddies. The adoption process is not quick but the dog's health and temperament are checked by an DoD veterinarian and trainer. The dogs must be picked up in North Carolina. If you would like more information, please contact Robert.W.Little1@USMC.mil. His office number is 703-432-9841. The website is ak9i.com/adoption.php


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: adoption; dog; doggieping; dogs; idddogs
I initially received this information via our Civic Association. I thought that perhaps there were one or two Freepers who may consider this program or know of someone who would like to adopt a furry "Marine".
1 posted on 08/08/2012 9:18:20 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree; Joe 6-pack

WOOF! ... for your consideration.


2 posted on 08/08/2012 9:19:32 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

I know of a disabled Marine. I have been trying to convince him to get a dog. I have sent this along to him. Thanks.


3 posted on 08/08/2012 9:22:20 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: momtothree; Tax-chick

... consideration for your NC list?


4 posted on 08/08/2012 9:26:00 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Thank you. I need a hunting buddy. I think my neighbor has dynamite in his basement, C-4 in his car and ammonium nitrate in his underwear. But, I would like a nice hunting buddy and a fishing dog who would ride in my car without problem. I WILL e-mail this guy. (VN dogs were euthanized before they came home.).


5 posted on 08/08/2012 9:29:35 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: NEMDF

This sounds like a wonderful program. What is especially nice is that the dogs temperament fits with a single person or a large family. Thank you so much for forwarding the information to your friend.


6 posted on 08/08/2012 9:29:43 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

7 posted on 08/08/2012 9:29:54 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Safetgiver

Thank you, Safetgiver! A hunting buddy that won’t drink all your beer and complain about the weather... what’s not to like?


8 posted on 08/08/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thank you, Joe, for all your helpful advice and tips! I can’t believe I was able to post this correctly without the moderator’s head exploding. (perhaps he’s napping?!)


9 posted on 08/08/2012 9:37:33 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Thanks! I passed on the information.


10 posted on 08/08/2012 9:45:09 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: momtothree

Clickable link:

http://www.ak9i.com/adoption.php


11 posted on 08/08/2012 9:48:47 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: momtothree

Thanks!


12 posted on 08/08/2012 9:50:24 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Altariel

Thank you, Altariel!


13 posted on 08/08/2012 9:53:07 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Great job on the post and a very great cause!


14 posted on 08/08/2012 10:22:11 AM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Eaker

((( Hugs))) Eaker!


15 posted on 08/08/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Thanks mom! I passed the info to an old friend who was a USAF dog handler in Viet Nam. He and his wife just put their old dog to sleep about two months ago and was veeeeeeeeery interested in this program!


16 posted on 08/08/2012 11:28:47 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

YooHoooo! The really nice aspect about this program is that the dogs are already obedience trained. No chewing, no potty training, no spaying/neutering. Sort of a “turn key” operation. Best wishes to your friends... I am glad that they are interested. Hugs to you!


17 posted on 08/08/2012 11:34:39 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Don’t forget.
Adopt a vet.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 11:51:02 AM PDT by Locomotive Breath
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To: momtothree; MitchellC; Anoreth

I don’t think anyone is running a North Carolina ping list right now. MitchellC used to do it, but I think he got overwhelmed with Real Life. However, I’ll link the thread to the North Carolina Forum board.

Anoreth might have been interested, but she has Piper, the retired show Husky, and we have her previous dog, Ash, the retired racing greyhound.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 11:58:04 AM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: Tax-chick

Thanks, Tax-Chick. I was thinking since the dogs are delivered to NC that may interest some of that state’s FReepers. I appreciate you linking it to the forum board. You’re a doll!


20 posted on 08/08/2012 12:21:50 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Locomotive Breath

What a great idea for a bumpersticker! (with a K9 image on it) Either for a military retiree or a Greyhound.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 12:28:08 PM PDT by KGeorge (We coulda had Newt, but oh hell no. We let them trash him.)
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To: momtothree

ps May I crosspost to 2Cool Fishing? LOTS of Lab Lovers there.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 12:30:30 PM PDT by KGeorge (We coulda had Newt, but oh hell no. We let them trash him.)
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To: momtothree; Sidebar Moderator

There are a lot of dog lovers on the NC board, and this might be just the thing for someone who is between dogs, as it were.

If you know how to place articles in the sidebar, or if someone like a moderator could explain it, there’s also a North Carolina sidebar listing that would catch residents who don’t frequent the state board ... although I don’t know why they wouldn’t because the regulars are so much fun ;-).


23 posted on 08/08/2012 12:42:58 PM PDT by Tax-chick (If you can't say anything nice, have some more wine.)
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To: KGeorge

Thank you,KGeorge! Yes... please let anyone know that you think just may be interested. Labs are wonderful dogs!! Marine Veteran Labs...even better. LOL!


24 posted on 08/08/2012 3:13:17 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: momtothree

Done! Yes, they are. If I can manage it, I’ll get it onto FB, too. I have a school mate near San Diego whose 3 Marine daughters who just got home & might be interested.


25 posted on 08/08/2012 6:56:16 PM PDT by KGeorge (That blood curdling scream you hear in the voting booth, might be me.)
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To: KGeorge

Bump


26 posted on 08/12/2012 7:02:20 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

I thank ya! (& I’m sure momtothree appreciates it, too) Adding my bump!


27 posted on 08/13/2012 2:09:39 PM PDT by KGeorge (R2- now THAT, I like!)
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To: momtothree

From where in North Carolina?


28 posted on 08/13/2012 5:46:10 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

On the application, it states, “IDD’s must be picked up at K2 Solutions K9 training Center (369 Currie Road, Ellerbe, NC 28338) during normal business hours Monday through Friday. Arrangements can be made to transport an adopted IDD via air or ground at the adopter’s expense. “

The last line leads me to believe that the dog can be transported to another location than Ellerbe, NC. I did have one freeper who offered to assist in driving the dog (possibly a half way point) to meet up with any freeper who would like to do this.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 3:36:32 AM PDT by momtothree
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