Hero Dog Awards - Ty



Name: Ty
Breed: Labrador Retriever- Yellow
DOB: 01/02/09
Human Remains Detection (HRD) K9
Certifications: NNDDA (National Narcotic Detector Dog Association) (2010-2015) Land; water; buried; rubble
Contract War Dog (CWD):
1. 2011 – Iraq (classified)
2. 2014 – Afghanistan (classified)
3. 2015 – Afghanistan (classified)

Domestically: HRD work with numerous Law Enforcement agencies when not overseas; retired 2016

Certified Therapy and Crisis Response Dog: Alliance of Therapy Dogs 2018 – present
1. Visited assisted living facility several times
2. Multiple visits to several Memorial Hermann hospitals
3. Multiple unattended veteran funerals at the Central TX State Veterans Cemetery

In 2016, he retired so his trainer bought him back so he could spend the rest of his life in the style he deserved. This trainer received a job offer that prevented Ty from going with her so I was given the honor, duty and responsibility of taking care of Ty for the rest of his life. After bringing him into my pack, it was apparent he still wanted to work. I knew he couldn’t continue with HRD work so we passed the Alliance of Therapy Dogs certification in 2018.

Ty has spent his entire life serving his country since first certifying in 2011 as a HRD K9. He loves people and enjoys getting his ears scratched when working as a therapy dog. He epitomizes what a true American Hero Dog should be…versatile..…and we’d be honored if you’d vote for this truly amazing K9!