12 Amazing Dogs Of The U.S. Coast Guard

From Shelter to Station

Pictured here is Boomer, the mascot of Coast Guard Station Crisfield, Maryland, sitting on the deck of a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium. Boomer was rescued from a shelter and reported to Station Crisfield as the mascot in December 2013.

Station Mascot

Boozer sits at attention at Base Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia. Boozer is the cutter’s beloved mascot and serves in the U.S. Coast Guard dutifully.

Wildlife Control

Piper, the wildlife control canine at the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan, checks the area for pests as aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City in an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter and the Royal Canadian Air Force in a CH-146 Griffon take off during a joint search-and-rescue training exercise at the airport.

The Coast Guard routinely partners with local and international agencies to ensure solidarity when conducting rescue operations together.

Girl’s Best Friend

Rory, the daughter of Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin, hangs out with Piper, part of the Cherry Capital Airport K-9 Team, at Coast Guard Station Cleveland Harbor. Piper, who works with members of Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, Michigan, and Rory met at the station as part of a meet and greet for the K-9 team and members of the Cleveland-area Coast Guard and their families.

Officer Hawkeye

Petty Officer 3rd Class Hawkeye, the station dog and mascot at Coast Guard Station Lorain, Ohio, welcomes home the crew and Spirit of America group, following an underway trip in Lake Erie aboard the stations 45-foot response boat. Hawkeye kept a careful watch on them while the group toured the station and got underway on its boats.

Don’t miss more amazing Coast Guard canines on the next page!

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Jacob H. is an award-winning journalist and photojournalist who currently resides is West Michigan with his wife. In his spare time, Jacob enjoys writing, photography, mountain climbing, and camping.