Veteran Working Dog Has Trouble Marketing Skills To Local Employers
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – If every dog has his day, Rusty's could sure come soon.
According to sources, the Belgian Malinois – recently home from his last of six deployments overseas – has found it particularly challenging to find a market for the skills he learned as a military working dog.
“Turns out biting, growling, and launching into violent Pavlovian fits just aren’t valued skills in today’s workplace,” Rusty said. “I meet employers, tell them about my experience on the battlefield – I think it’s going great, and then they just sit there and look at me like I’m some sort of animal. Like they totally can’t relate.”
“And believe me, the fact that I’ve gone three years straight without peeing inside impresses no one,” he added.
Formerly assigned to work with Navy Special Operations Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, Rusty is one of thousands of canines employed in the War on Terror who is now coming home. While many will choose to retire with their adopting human handlers, Rusty is one who sa…
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