Coast Guard WWII photo

Honoring the Coast Guard’s K-9 History

We honor the tremendous history and dedication of our Coast Guard dog teams. In 1942, Dogs For Defense procured and trained America’s early K-9s to work alongside Coast Guard handlers

photo of Michael Hurder in front of a chopper

Homeward Bound

The flight crew turned out to be nice folks and agreed to dump the restraints if I promised to be good. I nodded. They let me free.

photo of Chips in front of a tent

Chips: A Mixed Breed Dog with Pure Grit

The sulfuric odor of spent gunpowder hung in the air filling his nasal cavities with a dozen distinct smells, and there was still a ringing in his ears. The weary