Hank + Lloyd

Mission K9 brought Hank back to the U.S. after his time in Kuwait to retire at home. Vietnam veteran, Lloyd, had been waiting for a dog like Hank for years!

Lloyd + Hank

Hank is a retired explosives detection dog from Kuwait. Lloyd is a Vietnam veteran who was a combat tracker, partnered with a Labrador. After the war, Lloyd had to leave his dog behind and it has haunted him for years.

"Hank has helped heal a hole in my heart."

Mission K9 learned that it was still common for military contract dogs to be euthanized or left behind overseas when they were retired. They knew they had to give these dogs the hero’s welcome they deserved. So, they started an organization that brings working dogs back home to retire in the United States. Dogs like Hank!

Upon arriving in the U.S., Hank was welcomed home by Lloyd. As Lloyd took over Hank’s leash he said, with tears in his eyes, “Hank is really going to heal a hole in my heart for having to leave my dog behind in Vietnam in 1971.”