Skip to comments.Fallen Marineís Parents Adopt Sonís Bomb-Sniffing Dog
Posted on 06/09/2014 11:39:00 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A Texas couple has adopted a bomb-sniffing dog that was with their son when he was killed in Afghanistan.
The parents of Staff Sgt. Christopher Diaz adopted Dino Saturday, after the 6-year-old Belgian malinois was declared retired in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton.
Law permits such an adoption if it will help a family with the grieving process.
Dino had to pass a test to ensure he didn't suffer the canine equivalent of post-traumatic stress disorder after his combat experience.
Rich Landgrebe, operations manager for the Marine working-dog program, said the test showed Dino has the right temperament to be adopted.
Diaz's mother said Dino will have a large backyard and a swimming pool in his new home in El Paso.
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The parents can give the doggie some of son’s things to be with: an old shoe, a dirty sock, the bedspread their son used. The dog might feel “comfortable” with those.
It is theory that dogs can ‘sniff’ same bloodlines. In other words, a dog can tell that the parents of the fallen soldier are ‘related’. I hope that it is true.
May Dino and the parents find comfort from each other.