Rek — Military

Location: Sarasota, Florida

Rek was born in September 2009. He was trained as an Explosive detection dog. Rek was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. When I met Rek he was searching vehicles for explosives at the gates on a NATO base in Afghanistan. Rek conducted searches everyday to ensure all military and civilians on base were safe. If his handler went on leave Rek would be left behind and not worked until they returned. Rek never came back to US soil until 2016. Rek spent 5 years of his life searching vehicles and being around possible threats everyday. He is enjoying retirement in sunny Florida where he patrols for squirrels.

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