Alice was found living outside a US Marine forward operating base in Garmsir and they then took care of the wayward young pup for about a month. But when the Marines found out they were about to receive an IED Detection Dog they were told that Alice had to go.
Thankfully another unit of Marines stationed close by took her instead and since she was about 8 weeks old they had a constant watchdog who would always yap away when strangers were close by.
Always there to greet the Marines after every mission Alice was a huge morale booster but as always it was soon time for the Marines to rotate out of Afghanistan and they did not want to leave Alice behind so they contacted Nowzad.
Early in March 2011, Alice arrived safely at the Nowzad shelter where she would spend the next month or so whilst being vaccinated and funds being raised for her travel to America.
Within a couple of weeks of Alice arriving at the Nowzad shelter the Marines contacted us once more.
This time it was about a small pup called Panshir.
Panshir had been given to the Marines by locals who had noticed that the Marines were now missing Alice! It was an extremely nice gesture by the local Afghans and so the Marines had no choice but to have Panshir transported to Nowzad as well!
Panshir was way too young to travel home with Alice so when Alice left Afghanistan on 25 April 2011, Panshir had to stay behind. Not that he minded all the attention he received at the Nowzad shelter! Finally though in May 2011 both dogs and the US Marine who had adopted them were all reunited safely in the US.