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01 Apr 2019 | COMMUNITY

Woof over my head

As part of the Military Working Dog Unit (MWDU)’s annual adoption drive, 13 retired dogs are looking for loving new homes after their stalwart service to the nation. PIONEER takes a sneak peek at some of the four-legged soldiers up for adoption this year.

// Story Chia Chong Jin

// PHOTOS Tan Yong Quan

English Melayu

Lucky

Male, 4, Malinois
Previous occupation: Guard dog

Sweet and playful, Lucky returns attention with affection. Although he has a heart murmur condition, this active dog loves walks and exploring new environments. Any family would be lucky to have him!

 

Renzo

Male, 11, Malinois
Previous occupation: Sniffer dog

Don’t let his age fool you: Renzo does not look or act anywhere near his age. He adores the occasional treat and will not hesitate to snuggle up to you to get it! It might take him some time to warm up to a new environment but once he is settled in, Renzo is sure to bring joy to his new home.

 

Spud

Male, 9, Springer Spaniel
Previous occupation: Sniffer dog

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Spud is energetic and is always excited to go for walks. Happy to shower his human companions with love and attention, he will curl up next to you and patiently wait for his share of head pats and belly rubs.

 

Mocca

Male, 12, Labrador Retriever
Previous occupation: Sniffer dog

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He may be old, but he’s still a puppy at heart — Mocca’s handlers are always surprised at the amount of energy he has! This cheerful black lab would be the ideal choice for a family with an active lifestyle.

 


 

This year’s adoption drive runs from 15 Apr to 16 May. Dogs that are not adopted will continue to receive full care in the MWDU. For more information, visit mindef.sg/dogadoption19 from 15 Apr onwards.

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