He decided to rescue him because he was in a dangerous zone, but now he’s surrounded by pure love…
Griffon is one of those dogs that seems to have all the luck. The 6-month-old stray had been on the streets for so long that he’d given up hope of ever finding a family.
His wandering eventually led him into the arms of a guy who saved him in the most unlikely of settings – a foreign naval installation.
“A U.S. Naval Commander saw the little dog and immediately recognized that he wouldn’t survive long alone in such a dangerous environment; scooping the pup up into his arms as he was reminded of his unit’s motto, ‘Those who arrive alive, leave alive,’ and he knew it had to apply to this little soul as well,” Paws of War, a nonprofit that provides service dogs to veterans and first responders, wrote on Facebook.
It didn’t take long for everyone on base to hear about Griffon and want to meet him.
“As the Commander took up Griffon’s care, he built a great attachment with the pup who now accompanies him everywhere,” the statement said. “Little Griffon became a family member.” The puppy brightens the days of everyone who encounters him.”
The hero commander, who will not be named, has chosen to adopt Griffon and bring him home when he returns to the United States. While little facts are available, Paws of War spokeswoman Gary Baumann stated that the commander and Griffon will be reunited shortly.
“Griffon is a fantastic puppy,” Baumann told The Dodo. “He adores every dog he meets and enjoys eating.” He’s doing fantastic.”
“We’re hoping for a reunion soon,” Baumann added. “The commander is from Maryland and has a wife and children to greet Griffon when he returns.”