Did you guys catch* News Editor Maria Goodavage on Tuesday’s Daily Show? She wrote a book called Soldier Dogs, about the dogs serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and how amazing they are. Jon Stewart shows some photos of the different dogs Goodavage writes about, including a little Jack Russell terrier-looking fellow who got into the wrong class at dog school and ended up being a bomb-sniffing dog on a submarine.

Service dogs are the greatest. Dogs in the armed forces save lives serving right alongside our human troops, and for their trouble they get PTSD, it’s so sad. But the Department of Defense is researching PTSD in dogs, and the dogs who do develop it are, says Goodavage, sent home and adopted by people who take the best care of them that they can.

For more information on the book (including an excerpt), visit the Soldier Dogs site.

*Disclaimer: Laura has done work for Dogster (Downton Dogs! Mad Men Dogs!), and she and I are both pals with Vicky Walker.

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