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Please Read and HELP This Soldier Get His Dog Back!

This story is heartbreaking, and it has gone viral.  Take a moment to read the details.  And if you know anything, please contact Brandon Harker through Facebook.  

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LAKEWOOD– A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was devastated when he returned home from deployment to find his dog was missing — and possibly sold on Craigslist.

Brandon Harker returned last week after an 8-month deployment to Afghanistan. He was excited to see Oakley, his 2-year-old purebred yellow Labrador retriever.

Harker had asked a friend to take care of Oakley while he was deployed. When he contacted the friend to pick him up, he was told the dog had been given away.

He turned to social media to find his dog and was contacted by numerous people who said they’d seen Oakley listed for sale in February on Craigslist. Harker has been calling local veterinarians and shelters, hoping for word on his dog since Oakley is micro-chipped and registered.

“I am just trying to get him back since he was wrongfully given away or sold without my permission while I was deployed,” Harker said.

To see the Craigslist ad or to contact Harker, click here:


*This dog is not associated with Dogs on Deployment. This is a courtesy listing for the owner.

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07/26/2013 10:08AM
Please Read and HELP This Soldier Get His Dog Back!
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07/26/2013 12:36PM
07/26/2013 1:19PM
Oakley come home help find him
Friend nerds to be beaten what an ass. I will keep an eye out for him.
07/26/2013 3:54PM
I Hope U Get Him Back.
Hope He Comes Home Soon...I Pray Some One See U Looking For Him And U Get Him Back...Also Call All Vet In The Area And Give Them This His Chip Number..Good Luck..
07/26/2013 8:03PM
ol yeller
Call the chip company and ask if they have a record of him being scannedsince he was "re-homed" god luck. i'll be praying for you and your pup to reunite.
07/26/2013 8:18PM
Am from florida.let us know if he had some marks on his body. I will keep my eyes very open down here
07/27/2013 4:28PM
Hope he comes home
I'm so sorry I will keep a sharp eye out for him praying he will come home and thanx for fighting for our country
07/29/2013 8:21AM
WOW!! Some friend huh!! Thank you for serving our country.
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