DAWGS in Prison graduates class number 22

Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:08 AM.

“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog,” Christy said. “You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”

Last week’s graduation was also noteworthy due to two of the adopters, both active military.

James O’Donoghue, who will soon deploy to Afghanistan, adopted a redtick coonhound named Rory, who will help his wife with the kids while he is overseas.

Bryan Martin is a dive instructor at the Navy base in Panama City Beach and lives on a 41-foot boat. Martin adopted McKenna, a chocolate lab/gold retriever mix who was also named the Top Dog in the Class of No. 22, having shone above his classmates during the eight-weeks of training.

“We thank them for their service to our country and wish them well in their travels,” Christy said.



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