Military People and Their Dogs

May 27, 2011  

With Memorial Day upon us, we asked if our Facebook fans are also in the military (past or present). Please tell us about your service and what kind of dogs you have!

Thank you all for your service to our country!


(Photos by Melissa Lipani)
I am retired Army served from 1984-2004. And I have a rescue from Orlando SPCA, his name is Sergeant Barry, he is a red nose pitty. Love him to death.

~ Michael Barry

My husband is active duty Air Force and we have a Italian greyhound/min poodle mix and a pit bull!

~ Abbey McMahon Lindauer

US Navy from 03-07. I was an Aviation Ordnanceman, means I built the bombs and missiles that go on the jets. Did a nine-month deployment onboard the USS Eisenhower (CVN-69) I have a 2-year-old spoiled rotten AmStaff and I love her to death!

~ Kyle Kincaid

My spouse is a Navy JAG, and he is currently on an IA with the Army in Afghanistan. He helps to process detainees and hold courts martial there. We have a rescued long-haired German shepherd, a rescued pit bull (former bait dog), and another rescued pit bull (former fighter). We also foster and rehab both breeds.

~ Erin King
My husband is retired army, we have two rescued pibbles. ~ Kerri Koker

I was in the USAF for 11 years. I call it my growing up years. I really did enjoy being in the military. While in the military I had my dog Nala. Nala was a mutt that passed away of old age some time ago. I currently have a Doberman, named Tank, and a mini-dachshund named Harley!

~ Cindi Friedli Ashbeck

Spouse is Canadian Navy, 18 years in, and we have a pit bull from a Canadian pit bull rescue (HugABull) and a Chihuahua we adopted from the local SPCA.

~ Kirsta Thorleifson

Iā€™m active duty USAF and my wife and I have a big rotten spoiled baby of a pit bull and a cocker spaniel/shepherd mix.

~ Brian Edwards

My husband is a Military Police Officer in the Marine Corps. He has served in Iraq 07-08, was stationed in Japan for a year after that and is now training to go to Afghanistan. We have a Shiba Inu and a pit bull we found in a canyon that was so skinny with scars all over her. Our dogs are pretty spoiled and have become best friends! We are a little obsessed!

~ Deja Gipson Skalsky


My husband and I were both in the Army and got out about three years ago – I was Military Intelligence and he was a Blackhawk pilot. We have two rescue pups (pit mix and a lab mix) and a foster American bulldog/pit bull mix!

~ Sara Galvin Biroschak

Coast Guard ’65-69 Guess that makes me the old man in the crowd. Vietnam service ’67-’68. Three standard poodles – two on the show circuit, one just the lovable old man.

~ Tom Mahoney

My husband was an MP stationed in Iwakuni before going on the MSG program. He just finished his reserve time a couple months ago. We have a Canaan, a bully mix,and a Pembroke welsh corgi, all rescues.

~ Laura Gilpin

My husband was an MP stationed in Iwakuni before going on the MSG program. He just finished his reserve time a couple months ago. We have a Canaan, a bully mix,and a Pembroke welsh corgi, all rescues.

~ Laura Gilpin

My husband Cory Grimm was a SSgt. in the Air Force and we were stationed in North Pole, Alaska at Eielson Air Force Base. He served in OEF and OIF and traveled all over the world. Today we’re settled in to Pennsylvania, he’s out of the service and he and our dog Moose the pit bull therapy dog spend time volunteering in the community.

~ Jasmine Grimm

I served in the Navy during Desert Storm, working on the flight deck. My family has served in virtually every major war since the American Revolution. We have two adopted pit mixes.

~ Joe Myers

My boyfriend is a Marine and served seven months in Iraq. We have two Staffordshire pit bulls. Both were rescues.

~ Hollie Thomas

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Comments

9 Responses to “Military People and Their Dogs”
  1. woofslc says:

    Thank you so much to all of our military families for their service and sacrifices! We salute you! My brother in law has served in both Kosovo and Afghanistan and we are very proud of him and my father is a Viet Nam veteran. We thank our soldiers!

    Oh, and I just realized that pic of little Oscar, a former foster dog, snuggling with Honey was pre-neuter šŸ˜‰

  2. StubbyDog says:

    @woofslc We love our soldiers too! Thanks for all the photos you contribute, that photo of Honey and Oscar was too cute to pass up.

  3. MelissaHolmes says:

    Thank you Melissa. We very much enjoy every day we have with our rescued dog buddy. His company during the deployments could never be replaced… Enjoying ever day we have with him.

  4. MelissaHolmes says:

    Thank you Melissa. We very much enjoy every day we have with our rescued dog buddy. His company during the deployments could never be replaced… Enjoying ever day we have with him.

  5. StubbyDog says:

    @MelissaHolmes so sweet, the comfort of a dog cannot be measured.

  6. LindaMartinez-Lovering says:

    my husband retired from the air force. we have always had rescue dogs(and cats)- picked up thru-out our worldwide assignments and we always took them with us when we moved. We currently have 2 hurricane Katrina rescues- 1 we had since shortly after the hurricane, the other we adopted from a rescue after years there.They are both perfect little pitbulls.

  7. BetseyHench says:

    Funny how small the world is i was also in the navy from 03-07 with mr. kincaid on the uss eisenhower and I rescued two bullies after i got out of the navy too!

  8. StubbyDog says:

    @LindaMartinez-Lovering Thanks for sharing about your perfect little pit bulls. šŸ™‚

  9. StubbyDog says:

    @BetseyHench That’s wonderful Betsey!