Retired Military Working Dog Assistance Organization
The Retired Military Working Dog Assistance Organization (RMWDAO) was started in October of 2011 by RMWDAO CEO Lisa P. Phillips. RMWDAO was formed after a push to get the military to reclassify Military Working Dogs from “excess equipment” to “canine veteran” and to help get Military Working Dogs Medical Benefits after retirement. RMWDAO is a nonprofit organization that takes donations to help cover those medical costs after a MWD retires, so that tax dollars aren’t used.
Retired Military Working Dog Assistance Organization’s goal is to (1) educate the public about the benefits to our Armed Forces of Military Working Dogs; (2) help financially with medical bills, transportation and any other necessary requirements for the health and well being of retired Military Working Dogs; and (3) facilitate the adoption of retired Military Working Dogs.