The book trailer for the upcoming (March 15, 2012) book, SOLDIER DOGS: The Untold Story of America’s Canine Heroes, by Maria Goodavage. The story of Cairo—the Belgian Malinois involved in the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan—first captured America’s heart in May 2011. Now, Maria Goodavage, an editor and featured writer at the popular dog website, Dogster, goes behind the gated government facilities to discover the untold stories of these phenomenal canines and their human counterparts.
Goodavage, a former USA Today reporter, provides an unprecedented window into the world of these adventurous, loyal warriors. A detailed account driven by extensive “boots-on-the-ground” reporting, SOLDIER DOGS recounts the tales of dozens of military working dogs. Moving beyond the battlegrounds and the schools where dogs and handlers first earn their chops, Goodavage speaks with dog-cognition experts about why dogs love nothing more than a mission with someone they trust—even if they have to rappel from helicopters deep in enemy territory.