12 Amazing Dogs Of The U.S. Coast Guard

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.

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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.