Griffon is a fortunate dog, as is the case with many others. The 6-month-old stray had almost given up on finding a family after wandering the streets for so long.
Then, his roaming brought him into the arms of a guy who saved him in the most unlikely of places: a naval installation overseas.
Paws of War, a nonprofit that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders, wrote on FB: “A U.S. Naval Commander saw the little dog and realized he wouldn’t survive long alone in such a dangerous environment; scooping the pup up into his arms as he was reminded of his unit’s motto, ‘Those who arrive alive, leave alive,’ and he knew it had to apply to this little soul as well.”
Everyone on the base quickly learned about Griffon and desired to meet him.
As the Commander stepped up to care for Griffon, he developed a great attachment with the puppy, who now follows him everywhere. “Small Griffon joined the family. The puppy brings joy to the lives of all who encounter him.”
The anonymous hero commander has decided to adopt Griffon and bring him home when he returns to the United States. Gary Baumann, a spokeswoman for Paws of War, stated that the commander and Griffon will soon be reunited, despite the fact that few specifics may be revealed.
“Griffon is an exceptional dog,” Baumann told The Dodo. “He likes everyone he encounters, even every dog, and he enjoys eating. He is excelling.”
“We anticipate an upcoming reunion,” Baumann added. The commander is from Maryland and has a wife and children to greet Griffon upon his return.
To help dogs like Griffon, check out Paws of War.