Back in November I posted a terrific piece, The Puppy Program, about the Department of Defense (DoD) Breeding Program located at Lackland Airbase.
I promised you a second part, so today ladies and gentlemen here it is!
Since I was delayed getting this next piece out, I’m going share a special something with you all. I am going to share with you how you can become an active contributor to the Breeding Progam.
Yes, you can help raise these future 4 legged heroes.
Eight weeks after the birth the puppies, they go home with qualified and dedicated ‘foster’ volunteers from the greater San Antonio/Austin area. During the ‘foster’ period, the pups are raised in secure, nurturing homes that provide learning and play opportunities, as well as outings for the puppies to be exposed to different environments and people to develop a socially sound puppy. At seven months of age the puppy is returned to Lackland Air Force Base (AFB) to begin the next stage of its life – Puppy Training.
This training will ultimately determine if the puppy possesses the attributes to make a working dog, and if so, will prepare the pup to enter the next phase of its training at the Dog Training School. The Dog Training School is the ‘basic training’ course for most Military Working Dogs. All supplies, food, medicine, and veterinary care needed for the puppies are provided by DoD? What is DoD?.
The Breeding Program is always looking for interested persons to open their homes to foster a future Military Working Dog. If you think you have what it takes and would like to be a part of raising a future four-legged troop the Foster Consultants at Lackland AFB would love to hear from you! This great organization can be reached at telephone number : 210-671-3686 or through email: 341TRSPP@us.af.mil
Requirements necessary for participating as a foster volunteer: you must live within a two-hour driving distance of Lackland AFB, TX, have a fenced yard and no more than three personal dogs. **While these are just some of the requirements, they are not all-inclusive.
Please contact the Foster Consultants at 210-671-3686 or 341TRSPP@us.af.mil to obtain more information.
So folks, if you live in the San Antonio area and want to foster a future furry hero? Please call today! I wish I lived in that area!
Note: This information and photos are being published with permission from Bernie at the Department of Defense Breeding Program. This is Part I of the Puppy Program Feature.