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November 11, 2006


June 30, 2019

Biographical Info

MWD LALA M099 served in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Hawaii at Hickam Air Force Base and deployed twice to Kyrgyzstan, once being in 2010. He completed several Secret Service and State Department missions. Notable ones include: President Barrack Obama, The Emperor of Japan and Hillary Clinton.


K9 Hero Haven adopted MWD Lala in November of 2015. He became an ambassador for K9 Hero Haven and loved going to events. His last event was the Memorial Day Parade in Hopewell, NJ. He met so many people and was a favorite to so many.


“He loved going for rides, “smelling air,” going for ice cream and on shopping trips. He always had the sweetest personality with people and people instantly fell in love with him.” – K9 Hero Haven



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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.”