Dogs for Defense: Hero Hounds

This program is customized to best fit grades K - 2nd.
At a time when every American was asked to make sacrifices for the American war effort, World War II marked the establishment of Dogs for Defense, a program to which families donated their pet dogs to serve in the U.S. military. These four-legged recruits were transformed through training from loving pets into working troops. Students hear the story of Chips, a real Hero Hound who left the family sofa, entered the battlefield, and returned home a hero. 
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  1. Overview

    Overview

    At a time when every American was asked to make sacrifices for the American war effort, WWII marked the establishment of Dogs for Defense, a program to which families donated their pet dog to service in the U.S. military.

  2. Preparation

    Preparation

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  3. Procedure

    Procedure

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