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Navy SEAL Museum K9 Project Donates Service Dog to Navy SEAL

Fort Pierce, Fla. – January 13, 2021­ – The Navy SEAL Museum announces the donation of another service dog to a veteran of the Navy SEAL community. The Museum’s K9 Project, in partnership with Ontario-based Baden K-9, presented a 14-month-old Sable Shepherd to the warrior, made possible by donations from the 2019 Swim With a Mission fundraising event.

“The Navy SEAL Museum is honored to provide this extremely capable service dog to a humble and professional warrior,” said Museum Executive Director Grant Mann. “I have served with many of these personnel and have seen firsthand their requirements for these highly trained service K9s. The recipients have served and sacrificed for us and this country, protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. This gift to a deserving warrior is only possible through the generous donations of our supporters. Thank you!”

“K9 Cato” is a fully-trained service dog from a long line of seasoned working dogs. He has already been embedded with his handler to provide companionship, as well as support in mobility and rehabilitation following combat. Cato’s training will be ongoing through the K9 Project and Baden K9 curriculum as the operator’s needs evolve.

“The very precious feel of friendship is found in the dog,” said Mike McConnery, owner and founder of Baden K-9. “A never wavering loyalty, a buddy. Perhaps that attempts to describe this kinship.”

About Baden K-9
Baden has been in business for over 40 years. Baden is totally committed to providing the finest and most capable working service dogs in the world. Whether you are purchasing a dog for home and personal protection, or for use in hostile areas, each client is treated with the same degree of professionalism. Baden’s dogs have been used with great success as service dogs to soldiers and law officers, guides for the blind and disabled, protectors for victims of violent crimes, guardians of the family/home/business/and companions and playmates for children. Our breeding program for all of our dogs at Baden is for temperament and character and to continue building a solid breeding base.

About the Navy SEAL Museum K9 Project
Partnering with Baden K-9 in Ontario, Canada, with the generous support of dedicated donors, the Navy SEAL Museum has donated multiple working dogs to deserving veterans of the Special Operations community. This unique program creates an effective platform to help veterans assimilate back into civilian life by facilitating a special relationship between man and dog. The bond between elite operator and elite canine provides the structure and fellowship many veterans find lacking upon their transition to the civilian world, something they often feel is missing after leaving years of training and combat behind.

About The Navy SEAL Museum
The National Navy UDT-SEAL Museum is the only museum dedicated solely to preserving the history of the U.S. Navy SEALs and their predecessors. Located in Fort Pierce, Florida, the Museum resides on the training grounds of the original Navy combat divers, the Frogmen. Built to honor the men who served with fortitude and ingenuity, the Navy UDT-SEAL Museum first opened its doors on Veterans Day in 1985. From humble beginnings, the facility has experienced tremendous growth, achieving national stature in 2007. The main objective of the Museum remains the promotion of public education by providing the opportunity to explore the history of the Navy SEALs through interactive exhibits, while honoring the fallen at the SEAL Memorial and caring for those warriors’ families through Trident House Charities Program.


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