Solider Reunites With Dog in Pennsylvania After Year-Long Deployment

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Reunited and it feels so good ... and furry. According to WGAL, Staff Sergeant Greg Walk finally saw his loyal Husky, Shadow, after a year of military service.

Walk has spent the past year serving in Afghanistan. Throughout his time there, the Staff Sergeant often thought about Shadow and their forthcoming reunion to power through difficult days. Now that joyous moment has finally come. Even though the pair were apart, neither have forgotten their loving friendship. The enthusiastic Husky instantly remembered his owner and greeted him with kisses, hugs and lots of love.

Shadow has spent the year with a Pennsylvania family. As a single man, Walk had to find a new home for his dog while he was deployed. Thankfully, Canine Corps stepped in to help. This group sets up soldiers and their pets with families that are willing to take care of the animals free of charge while their owners are overseas. Shadow was treated to a loving family that had a service record of their own, so they knew just how to handle the dog's separation anxiety.

Now, Walk and Shadow are together again and on their way home. While the pup was sorry to say goodbye to his foster family, he is happy to be back with the man who has been watching over him since he was only 5 weeks old.

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Kenny P

I love stories like this. Dogs are truly man's best friend.

August 29 2013 at 8:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This is a great story..I am so glad there are people willing to foster dogs while their owners and best friends are deployed..Congratulations to both!!

August 29 2013 at 8:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I don't understand why people are amazed that animals are smart or remember things . we are the stupid ones .... limiting and judging things by our standards - every living thing has it's abilities in THEIR ways. you know - fish and trees .....

August 29 2013 at 1:27 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

Nothing like having a pet that remembers you and is so glad to see you, Really a great story.

August 28 2013 at 11:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dead Wrong

There is NO love greater than a man and his Dog !

August 28 2013 at 10:06 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

This makes me happy on so many levels. The reunion, the love between the two, but especially that he didn't discard his responsibilities to his pup but was helped to find a great foster home until he game back! THANK ALL OF YOU!!!!

August 28 2013 at 9:34 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

love it

August 28 2013 at 9:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What a great service the Canine Corp provides to our troops. Thank you. And thanks to all the foster parents who lovingly care for the animals.

August 28 2013 at 8:54 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

They are so darn smart. I just love animals.

August 28 2013 at 8:46 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Gail Glavin

My childhood dog recognized my father after an 11 year absence. She knew EXACTLY who Daddy was, and I couldn't believe it. Didn't think a dog's memory could be that in-tact!

August 28 2013 at 8:13 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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