One Trained Up Canine

Meet Bruno, the dog who served five tours in Afghanistan.

Bruno is taking the phrase “man’s best friend” to a whole new level.

At 11 years old, this Black German Shepherd has lived a fuller and more accomplished life than most humans. Bruno can sniff out bombs, chase down enemies and, most importantly, protect the people he serves with.

During his five tours in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom, Bruno served with the United States Special Operations Command Unit (USSOC). He is highly trained in explosive detection and is credited with finding explosive materials on multiple occasions that could have been used to harm soldiers.

After Bruno’s last deployment, during a routine physical, vets discovered the he has a degenerative back condition, which led to Bruno being discharged from the military. Bruno is adjusting to civilian life quite well here in Savannah with his adoptive owner Gary Coleman.

Adopting a retired K9 Hero is a great way to not only give back to your country, but also gain a loyal and loving companion. For more information on the adoption process visit