My name is Mike Dowling and I had the pleasure of being around working dogs for most of my life. Growing up my family trained Guide Dogs for the Blind, then I had the privilege and honor of being a Marine Corps military working dog handler, and finally I now work with wounded warriors and witness the incredible value Therapy Dogs contribute to their morale and welfare. Now that I am no longer a handler I miss it more than anything.
This blog was created to honor all working dog teams and the incredible contributions they make to society.
Military Working Dogs
Search and Rescue Dogs
Guide Dogs for the blind and disabled
These dogs work everyday to make the world a better and safer place and all they ask for in return is our love and companionship. We can learn a lot from dogs if you pay attention to them and the heroic work they do everyday. This website is the place that does just that. They are unsung heroes no more here at K9 Pride.
The K9 Pride logo you see at the top of the website, the profile of a dog, is called the “Rexhead” and is named after my military working dog Rex you see pictured with me.
-Mike Dowling (Sgt/USMC)
P.S. This blog was first created in April 2008 but went on hiatus as I was mobilized back into the Marine Corps for a couple years working with the Wounded Warrior Battalion. I had the honor of assisting our wounded, ill, and injured Marines as they recovered. I still continue to work with wounded warriors and veteran non profits/organizations now that I am no longer in the Marines and will mention them from time to time as our wounded warriors are heroes to me. Feel free to use the contact form if you have any questions or suggestions or just email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay involved with K9 Pride by signing up for updates, liking the K9 Pride facebook fanpage, and following us on Twitter.
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