February 1, 2010
February 18, 2018
CWD Tex was a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) that retired in 2015 after serving in Afghanistan. He was best known as a demo dog for bite work as he truly loved “catching the bad guy.” He was retired early due to a damaged trachea.
CWD Tex served as an ambassador for K9 Hero Haven. He suffered from Post Tramatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) so the events he attended were limited. Even though he would panic with sudden loud noises, he enjoyed the company of kids and people. He was a favorite among female volunteers at the non profit and even got to be included in someone’s wedding shoot. CWD Tex watch ended on February 18, 2018.
“My heart is heavy and sad and I can’t imagine not seeing him every day here. He loved being outside. Every morning, he would eat breakfast then he would go out in the rec yard and play “guard dog. “ He would bark and watch the road, trees, etc. CWD Tex.. rest easy buddy. Run without pain. You will be deeply missed and never forgotten. You were very loved by everyone at K9 Hero Haven.” – K9 Hero Haven, 18 February 2018
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K9 Hero Haven
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“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.”
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C.B. with permission from Anne Gibbs