Out of every dog you see, how many of them are service dogs? Now how many of them can you guess have lived in a war zone detecting dangerous explosives?
That’s the case for these three dogs, named Rambo, Rhino, and Der.
They have always been good boys in more ways than one. Dogs have phenomenal senses of smell, and that extraordinary ability comes in handy when lives are on the line in the battlefield. They have been trained to detect explosives using smell alone. It is a dangerous task, especially for the soldiers who don’t have the sensory equipment that these dogs do.
Rambo, Rhino and Der have been stationed in Syria for most of their lives sniffing out these undetected bombs. Now, however, their work is done and they can finally live the normal life that most dogs live. They can give endless love to their owners, play fetch, run around with reckless abandon, and basically emanate happiness.
The only real problem right now is the transition period. They are accustomed to danger so it will take a long time for them to break free of that programming. There are rehabilitation programs for former soldiers. Would you guess that these dogs have to go through the same process of rehabilitation?
They have lived different lives than most people would think of when it comes to dogs. Since they are no longer needed for work they have officially retired from that life and must now be retrained to live like a normal dog.
Rambo, Rhino, and Der do not even have to be around each other. They each have their own separate yards, unlike most dogs. They get fed well every day and get lots of water. Being German Shepherds, they have a lot of energy cooped up inside them, and they get to burn that energy whenever they like with lots of playing.
These playful dogs have adjusted well to the positivity, now all they need is the right home where they will have the same positive environment they have been rehabilitated in.