Soldier is forced to leave street dog he rescued in Iraq, 1 month later, they reunite and their lives change forever

Ken Wyrsch was stationed at an army base in Iraq when he met with Ollie for the first time. Ollie was just a street puppy, and he instantly won once all the soldiers’ hearts.

The soldiers couldn’t bear to see the pup suffer, and began taking care of him and feeding him. But it was Ken who took on the biggest role and formed the strongest bond with little Ollie.

Ollie became an important part of Ken’s life and others in the army base. He was a morale booster.


Time went by and the puppy grew up. Ken spent as much time as he could with his best friend. “He was there when we left our missions, he was there when we got back,” Ken told CBS SF.

Eventually, the day came for Ken to leave Iraq and return home to California. The whole army base was being shut down, meaning Ollie would lose his buddies and end up alone again on the street. Ken was heartbroken. He couldn’t stand to just abandon Ollie.

He was certain that Ollie would not survive a harsh life street dog life, especially in a country where attitudes towards street animals are not favorable. And Ollie was such a gentle and loving dog.

Ken contacted SPCA International and asked if they could help him rescue Ollie and bring him to California.

One month later, after many generous donations, Ollie arrived in the USA.

You can see their heart warming reunion in the clip below. It’s the beginning of a whole new life for the street dog from Iraq. Ollie will now live in a loving family with his best friend.

Share this beautiful story if you wish every dog could find a loving home, and help us wish Ollie good luck with his new life!

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