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Marine Corps IED detector dogs for adoption

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by deadmanglocking, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. deadmanglocking

    deadmanglocking

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    This email was sent to me by Special Operations Warrior Foundation. They helped fund me in college and can easily be verified with the following info. Sorry this is so long (cut and paste) please see bottom for email.

    Special Operations Warrior Foundation
    Mailing Address:
    P.O. Box 13483
    Tampa, FL 33681-3483
    Physical Location:
    4409 El Prado Blvd
    Tampa, FL 33629
    Phone Numbers:
    (813) 805-9400
    (813) 805-0640
    (813) 839-4059
    Toll Free:
    (877) 337-7693
    Fax:
    (813) 805-0567
    Tax ID#
    52-1183585
    CFC#
    11455
    Email is as follows.

    Marine Corps Decommissioned IED Detector Dogs

    The Marine Corps has around 400 IED (Improvised Explosive Device) sniffing dogs that are being decommissioned & need forever homes/families. Most of the dogs are breeds such as: Labradors, Belgian Malinois, Border Collies, German Shepherds & Rottweiler. The dogs are all incredibly well-trained. Many have served in war zones and are responsible for saving countless American, NATO and foreign lives. The dogs are in the District of Columbia (D.C.). Adoptive families must be able to travel to DC to pick up the dogs or arrange transport at their own expense. Please help these war heroes get the lives they deserve.
    The POC for interested adoptive families is:

    Brian D. Miller
    PM IED Detector Dog Program Marine Corps Systems Command

    910-652-3645 Ext-321
    brian.d.miller7@usmc.mil

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  2. TK-421

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    Aww, I'd love to have an IED Rottie, too bad I don't have my own place and can't have a dog. :steamed:

    I really help every single dog goes to a loving, caring home.
     

  3. deadmanglocking

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    If I wasn't maxed on pets I would take a Shepherd in a heartbeat. Come on guys lets help these dogs out.


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    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    That poor dog would alert every time I had Taco Bell for lunch...I just couldn't do that to an animal.
     
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    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

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    I'm going to email about this today. I'd love to take in a retired IED dog...I just need to make sure it won't eat my wife's two Chihuahuas!
     
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    I would love to have a dog like that. I thought there were really long, like multiple year, waiting lists for decommissioned military dogs
     
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    Call them up and find out, who knows, maybe you can get to the head of the list by giving them a call and letting them know you're interested.
     
  8. deadmanglocking

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    Let me clarify, I do not know if being a member of SOWF keeps you from having to be on a waiting list. I have not spoken to him personally so there may be a list. Just shoot him an email or call him and he will tell you.


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  9. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    OMG THEY USED ROTTWEILERS? :wow:

    How did these soldiers not get mauled constantly like the media tells me in the news daily?! Everyone says it's the breed and not the training. :wow::wow:
     
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    Don't you know that most of the US causalities were caused by the IED rotties? You can't train a killer 😫 sheesh..




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    No, those aren't Rotties, those are Pit Bulls. Geeze man, learn to pay attention to the news, the media switched from bashing on Rotties to bashing on Pit Bulls a while ago. :tongueout:
     
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    I saw this on another Special Operations board. One member looked into it, and the response was that the offer is for law enforcement agencies only.

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    Thanks for the post I may just look into this myself, have been wanting a dog.
     
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    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    :supergrin:

    Well you know, Rottweilers are like the AR-15 of dogs. They're still "evil" even though the media misnames them "pitbulls"

    Sort of like how the media calls AR-15s AK-47s. :supergrin:
     
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    Now that's pretty cool!
     
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    Guys it was forwarded to me by a group of people that I trust very much. They are a four star charity and if it is a hoax their site was compromised. I will call them tomorrow and post the result. Has anyone else contacted the guy at the bottom of the email?

    Edit: I read the link. I sincerely apologize for posting it without verifying it. My biological father was a Green Beret(KIA Feb 93) and I would never intentionally post something that is trying to scam or victimize our service men and women. I will call SOWF and email them the link in the AM.


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    Its been posted everywhere on the 'net. Some variations have LTC (R) West and others making comments about the program then giving a USMC email address to respond to if you're interested.

    Said email address isn't real and bounces around all over the place to the point that DOD IT folks aren't happy now since it was a .mil address being used.

    Sucks that someone did something like this and I hope that the folks looking into this (and they are) will smack them upside the head and charge them accordingly if there is enough to prove something illegal such as the using of a .mil address when not authorized.
     
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  19. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    Damn, that's low. I was hoping to have a new dog.