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CWD Spike


January 16, 2006

Departed this life on

February 19, 2018


12 years old

Biographical Info

CWD Spike was an Explosive Detector Dog (EDD) who served in Iraq and retired at the age of 11 years old. In January 2017, he was taken in by K9 Hero Haven despite his aggressive behavior and failing hips.


CWD Spike served as an ambassador for K9 Hero Haven until his health made it difficult to attend events. When he was able, he enjoyed going on outings, visiting people, treats and ice cream. Unfortunately, CWD Spike passed unexpectedly on February 19, 2018.


“He always had a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face. He was the happiest dog. Run free with out pain CWD Spike. You were greatly loved by everyone at K9 Hero Haven. You will be missed and never forgotten.” – K9 Hero Haven, 19 February 2018

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Program or Non Profit Mission

“K9 Hero Haven is a 100% volunteer organization. K9 Hero Haven is dedicated to serving the military, veterans, and first responders by providing working dogs a home for retirement. The K-9s employed with the military and first responders are the best at what they do. They are expected to work in the most toughest of environments and face the harshest of conditions. At any moment, they are expected to selfishly give their live to save ours.


K9 Hero Haven helps to transition dogs to retirement. If at all possible, we want to re-unite a dog with its handler. We give preference to provide veterans and law enforcement with retired working dogs in honor of their sacrifices. We strive to educate the public on the roles that these dogs place in our world, and to highlight the level of training which goes into to these dogs never to forget the dedication to their service in keeping us safe from danger. 


We work hard to find good homes for our dogs. We also work to provide dignity and respect to the dogs who need some additional work to prepare them for their journey to retirement.”