Service Dog Reunification

1 of 4

Military working dog (MWD) Bakk, who bravely served for seven years as a patrol dog protecting our troops in South Korea and is retiring from service, was reunited with his former handler, TSgt Dustin Cain.

2 of 4

“I couldn’t have asked for a better partner on those cold and rainy nights. He was always watching and listening ready to alert on any abnormality,” said TsSgt Cain. “He was my protector and greatest friend while I was away from my family.”

3 of 4

American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, has been working to support the U.S. military, veterans, and military animals for more than 100 years. One of its many efforts is working to bring retired military dogs back to the United States and reconnect them with the people who care most about them – their former handlers.

4 of 4

Bakk is now retiring due to health issues. Retired MWDs often have lots of medical issues stemming from their physical jobs. American Humane works on reunifications and, along with Compassion-First Pet Hospitals, a family of specialty and emergency veterinary hospitals across the U.S., provides free specialty and preventative medical care to make retired MWDs as healthy and comfortable as possible during retirement.

Bakk is now with his forever family at their house located on the Mountain Home Air Force Base.

For more information about American Humane, please visit

Watch an interview with Dustin from Home & Family:

Service Dog Reunification - Adoption Ever After