The goal of Paws of Honor (POH) is to provide veterinary care and products at no charge for retired military and law enforcement K-9’s across America that have served our country, locally or globally.
Retired K-9’s deserve accessible, high quality veterinary care in return for their commitment and sacrifice for our country. The monetary burden associated with veterinary care should not fall on the shoulders of the officer/handler/owner once the K-9 has been decommissioned.
Uu2 is a 14-year-old Belgian Malinois. She is retired MWD who served 11 years in the U.S. Navy. MWD Uu2 N717 served as an explosive detection and patrol military working dog from June 2010 through October 2019. She was assigned to Headquarters Naval District Washington.
MWD Uu2’s overseas deployments included Honduras and The Horn of Africa. From September 2010 to October 2011 MWD Uu2 deployed to Honduras where she participated in anti-drug trafficking missions. Her job was to precede the American and Honduran Security Forces to detect improvised explosive devices planted by the cartel. She also provided physical security.
From July 2017 to June 2018, she deployed to the Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa, where she performed explosive detection and physical security missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Stateside, MWD Uu2 has performed numerous missions throughout her career providing explosive detection, physical security, and visual deterrence for two U.S. Presidents, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Diplomats and Heads of State, as well as Military Officials. While in garrison, MWD Uu2 supported base security and anti-terrorism force protection postures for eight installations in the National Capital Region, including the U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Observatory.
Uu2 was an Explosive Detection/Patrol K9. She may have been the smallest in the kennel, but she had the biggest personality and the most skilled. She was highly driven and excelled at her job. She was always up for a new challenge and eager to learn new skills.
Uu2’s favorite things to do are napping, going for walks, and playing or just hanging out with her pack. She loves to eat apples, yogurt, and dog treats of any kind….and sharing French fries after a vet visit. “This is the Uu2 Show and you are all just extras!”
RENOMWD Reno X414 is an 8-year-old German Shepherd who served 7 years with the U.S. Navy as a patrol and explosive detection canine. MWD Reno was bred in Germany and arrived at Lackland AFB in June of 2015 at the age of 16 months old. He trained at Lackland AFB for approximately 11 months.
In May of 2016, MWD Reno was then assigned to Naval District Washington Headquarters, where he provided base security and anti-terrorism force protection postures for eight installations in the National Capital Region, including the U.S. Naval Academy Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Observatory.
Stateside, MWD Reno performed numerous missions throughout his career providing explosive detection, physical security and visual deterrence for three U.S. Presidents, Secretary of Defense, Secretary of State, Diplomats and Heads of State, as well as Military Officials.
He also participated in Baltimore Fleet Week, multiple National Night Out campaigns and a multitude of high-profile events at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. MWD Reno’s overseas deployments included U.S. Presidential Protection missions to Vietnam and Germany, where he performed explosive detection and physical security.
Additionally, he deployed to Saudi Arabia and Qatar where also performed explosive detection and physical security missions in support of anti-terrorism measures. In April of 2022, MWD Reno was medically retired due to joint and neurological issues of the spine, hips and back legs.
He is currently loving his newfound retired life with all the dog beds (and people beds), toys, treats, adventures and snuggles on the couch that he truly deserves! He loves playing and hanging out with his sisters and bogarting all the toys and attention. Reno is a sweet, gentle soul and we are so happy he’s part of our pack now!"
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