Meeting Lucca – A Military Service Dog | Video


Lucca, a military service dog, was in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years. Her service included two deployments to Iraq and one to Afghanistan. She led over 400 patrols, which resulted in no injuries.

On 23 March 2012, Lucca was leading a patrol in Afghanistan and located an IED. As she started searching the surrounding area, a second IED, which was booby-trapped, exploded. Lucca suffered burns to her chest and torso and her front left leg had to be amputated. Thanks to the quick reaction of her handler, she was medically evacuated in a timely manner. Lucca recovered quickly at Camp Pendleton.

The 11-year-old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix officially retired in May 2012, and is now living a happy life with her original handler, Sgt. Willingham and his family.

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Abused Puppy Mill Dog Rescued And Given A Second Chance By Prison Inmate | Video


Castaways is a documentary series chronicling the successful rehabilitation program of inmates training abused and unwanted dogs for re-introduction or adoption, while highlighting the plight that both prisoners and dogs face. It shows how an unlikely union brings out a change in character of both man and animal – each trying to save and serve one another, and how the results can be life changing for both.

This heartfelt video is about Esther, a severely abused puppy mill dog, that was rehabilitated by Jason Mayo, and the strong bond they developed through the Prison trained K-9 Companion Program.