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JBLM Soldier Returns From Deployment To Find His Dog Might Have Been Sold

Q13 Fox is reporting the Brandon Harker returned from Afghanistan to learn his dog, Oakley, had been given away and possibly sold on Craigslist.

Oakley's owner, Brandon Harker, returned from Afghanistan to learn his dog had been given away and possibly sold on Craigslist during his absence. Since then, the JBLM soldier has been on a mission to find his four-legged friend. Credit: Craigslist
Oakley's owner, Brandon Harker, returned from Afghanistan to learn his dog had been given away and possibly sold on Craigslist during his absence. Since then, the JBLM soldier has been on a mission to find his four-legged friend. Credit: Craigslist
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier went to Afghanistan and lost his best friend.

But it had nothing to do with combat. The JBLM soldier returned home to find that someone possibly sold his dog on Craigslist.

Q13 Fox is reporting that Brandon Harker asked a friend to watch Oakley, his 2-year-old retriever, while he was on his eight-month deployment. Upon return, he learned that his dog had been given away and perhaps sold earlier this year, according to the station.

Since his return, Harker has hit the social mediasphere hoping someone, anyone has seen his dog. He even posted an ad on Craigslist with the following text:

I just recently returned from a 9 month deployment. And upon arrival back into the area I found out my yellow labrador retriever was either given away or sold while I was gone. I was told this happened in May, but it could have happened anytime from February till June.

He is good with kids and other dogs. He has a unique coat, on his face he has spots of a darker yellow (champagne) he also has spots of the same color going down his sides and legs.

If anyone has any information on this and can help me please do. I am just trying to get him back to me since he was wrongfully given away or sold with out my permission while I was deployed.

I will also be able to verify the dog is mine because he is micro-chipped and registered to me. Once again thank you to everyone who sees this and tries to help. If you could spread the word about this issues that would be great as well.


Patch will update this story with any new developments.

Rosa Joseph July 26, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Go on TV. Contact as many networks as possible. Someone WILL air your story, and someone will recognize the dog.
Cathy Jansen July 27, 2013 at 12:06 AM
i'm in NJ but will share your story on my page. hoping you will find your dog soon. my nephew recently returned from his deployment in afghanistan, so my heart goes out to you in a special way. i can't imagine coming home and having this happen. thank you for your service and sacrifice for our country. you deserve a much better homecoming!!!! God Bless!!!!
Scooch Senior July 27, 2013 at 10:23 AM
I'm posting this everywhere I can & I'm in CT. "HELP! G.I.'s dog given away while he was deployed. Please spread to anyone you know who might know someone in the state of Wash. if you do ask them to tell their Veterinarians. If anyone brings this dog to a vet & they know the dog is relatively new to the "owner" they could scan his chip! - Please post this to your social media, Twitter/Facebook whatever. The dog has a chip so Vets in the state could lookout for him & scan any dog that comes in new to that office. The soldier's contact info is in this article. Let's help this guy - we all OWE him"! http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Soldier-pleas-for-dogs-safe-return-217150831.html
Latoya Homeslice June 07, 2014 at 01:26 AM
Their was a golden retriever found here in BONNEY LAKE WA that you should check into to see if it belongs to the soldier.206 552 0304 it was found may 7th. USELESS BAY SANCTUARY fb page. I think they have 3. but will keep my eyes open.

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