12 Amazing Dogs Of The U.S. Coast Guard

K9 Security

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi
Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Matthew S. Masaschi

Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Bacone from Maritime Safety and Security Team New York conducts a security sweep with his canine, Ruthie, during a dinner cruise in Washington, D.C. Coast Guard canine explosive detection teams are comprised of one Coast Guard working dog and one handler and are utilized around the country to protect maritime assets.

Explosives Detector

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall
Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall

Balu, a German short-haired pointer, and his handler, Justin Ross, members of the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Police Department, hone their explosive-ordnance detection skills at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, California. Several local law enforcement K-9 units train with Maritime Safety and Security Team San Francisco on a regular basis.

From Shelter to Station

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala
Photo: U.S. Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Jasmine Mieszala

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.

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