The bond between a man and a pooch is a phenomenal one. That is the reason they call hound “man’s closest companion.” When U.S. Armed force Sgt. Jake Ferkin was at last rejoined after with his military canine, it resembled being brought together with his tragically deceased closest companion.”I am so energized and appreciative to be reconnected with Iskra,” Ferkin revealed to KTXS 12 ABC. “I can’t sit tight for her to have the option to make the most of her retirement and have her have her spot on Fort Couch.”
Ferkin and 10-year-old Czech Shepherd Iskra were first collaborated in 2016 and prepared together in the U.S. Armed force for a quarter of a year prior being sent off for missions in New York, Jerusalem, and Sicily.
“Iskra and I met in February of 2016, it took a few weeks for us to really bond but when we did we were inseparable. I would go to the kennels during the weekend just to see her. We certified within three months and that’s where the fun really began,” Ferkin told Mission K9 Rescue.
During that time Ferkin told KENS 5: You San Antonio News Source that this time was like getting to travel the world with his best friend. During this time Iskra served as a patrol and explosive detection dog. Then they were separated for two whole years. They last saw each other in 2018.
Ferkin said he had a difficult time being separated from his best friend. But there was a bright spot that he could always look forward to. He knew that one day Iskra would retire.
And at that point, they would be able to be reunited. Finally, the day came when Iskra was able to put her days serving in the military behind her and settle in as a retiree. Thanks to Mission K9 Rescue, Iskra was able to come home to her best friend.
Mission K9 Rescue is an organization that rescues, reunites, re-homes, rehabilitates, and repairs retired working dogs that have served mankind. If the dog had a retired handler that wants to be reunited, they make every effort to bring that dog back to the solider.