Dog takes bullet to save soldier’s life. Soldier returns favor and adopts her

While we all love and honor our military veterans for their tremendous service to our country, military dogs often get overlooked. It’s a harsh sight to see.

These dogs sacrifice their lives just as much as any man or woman does, yet once the battle is over, they are often forgotten.

Layka, a German shepherd, happens to one of those military dogs. She is incredibly loyal to her team members, and she is willing to do anything for them, even if it means putting her own body on the line.

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This dedication and love was on display in a recent battle when her team members were caught in a battle. Layka took four bullets for her team members in order to help subdue an enemy shooter.

After the battle, Layka was immediately rushed to the hospital where doctors operated on her for 7 hours. Ultimately, they were able to save her life, but she lost a leg in the process.

While recovering, Layka’s military handler fell in love with the dog who saved his life, and he offered to do the same for her. He adopted Layka and finally rewarded her with the love she deserved!

Check out the video on the next page for Layka's full story!

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72 thoughts on “Dog takes bullet to save soldier’s life. Soldier returns favor and adopts her

  1. Thank you so much for giving her a wonderful home! One small point… the FB post calls her a GSD, but I really think she may be a GSD/Malinois cross. Do you think that may be true? Regardless, she’s a good, good girl!

  2. This is why you never abuse an animal because they will lose trust in you and if you trust them they trust you ,I mean they take a bullet for you ,you do the same for them thats why i want to work with K-9’s when I’m older or go into military

  3. Saving the dog was the least thing this person could have done..putting dogs in danger just so that these people can live are cowards.. so stop making it look like a big deal about adopting the poor animal

  4. Thank you both for your service and Sacrifices. Thank you fir adopting your battle buddy. Layka is beautiful inside and out.
    Prayers for both of you to have a long, happy and healthy retirement together.
    I agree the strongest most agressive working K9s become the best family members. They become calm playful furbabies.

  5. This is how it should be this beautiful girl Layka saved he handlers life and the other members of the team and was shot losing her leg, this was his dog to look after as was her duty to him, I’m glad Layka made it home and was adopted by her handler, she has served her country well

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