Explosive detection dogs return home to retire

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HOUSTON - There was a heartwarming welcome home for a "pack" of heroes at George Bush International Airport Thursday.

Thirteen retired bomb detection dogs took their first steps back on American soil after searching for explosives in Kuwait.

The four legged hero's have spent the past few years serving their country and keeping our troops safe. Now, the heroic pups are getting ready for a life of rest and relaxation.

"They've really been dedicated to service for us. so to really bring them back and let them retire in a home with a loving family is really an incredible feeling," Susanne Kought with the Petco Foundation said.

From here, Mission K-9 will work to rehabilitate and reintegrate the dogs into society.  

They hope to have them in new homes in time for the Christmas holiday.

If you want to give one of these dogs a well deserved retirement, you can visit http://www.missionk9rescue.org​

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