VFW 3513 would like you to take a minute and Salute Military Working Dogs and their K9 Handlers for all that they have done, are doing and will do in the future. 


Military Working Dog (MWD) handlers are responsible for the care and training of his or her service dog, which contributes to combat operations abroad and installation security at home by providing target odor detection (explosive/drug). Service dogs, generally seen as a non-lethal option for neutralizing a threat, also serve as a psychological deterrent during law enforcement operations.  


  • Patrol Drug Detector Dog (PDDD) handler

  • Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) handler

  • Health and Welfare searches

  • Law and Order operations

  • Installation Force Protection and Law and Order support

  • VIP support

  • Customs support


Here's How to Adopt a Military Working Dog