Emotional Marine is Reunited with his K9 Partner after Spending 3-Years Apart!

Just LOVE this! There is no greater gift for either of them. πŸ’―β€οΈ

It must have been a wonderful and very special moment in both of your lives.
The dogs never forget their handlers. This is a beautiful reunion!
All service dogs should be reunited with their handlers when they retire. They have feelings too. They miss their human.πŸ’­πŸ’–

After serving side-by-side, eventually military dogs will have to retire and sometimes that means leaving their beloved partner behind.
Such is the case of this special K9 Atilla code R7-89, a 9-year old black and tan German Shepherd who worked as a special [co.mbat] tracker with U.S. Marine Canine Handler Sea Sergeant Jacob Varela for three years.

The pair served at Lackland Airforce base and deployed on many mission. They drank water together, ate together, and sometimes spent months at a time on missions together.
When Sergeant Varela left the Marines, he was forced to leave behind his friend and partner, Atilla. But three years later, all that changed in the Midway International Airport, Chicago in 2019.

With the help of Kristen Maurer from Mission K9 Rescue, Varela was able to adopt Atilla and give him his forever retirement home.
When Varela and Atilla saw each other for the first time, it was apparent that they were overjoyed at seeing each other again.

As if no time had passed, the dog and handler ran toward each other with Sergeant Varela crying out to the pup who ran happily into his arms.
The two friends will now live out their lives away from [w.ar] and with each other.

So glad you are back together and enjoying your retirement.
Lovely they are back together after all the years they have put in for everyone else they deserve time for themselves 😊

Thank u for your service and dogs never forget there owners!🐾❀️

May you have many years of joy and love together.πŸ™
Enjoy your retirement!!!❀️🎈

A wonderful reunion just to watch both of them react to each other:Β 

Such a great reunion.😊❀️


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