A couple of U.S. soldiers are working to adopt the dogs they bonded with while serving in the Middle East.

Specialist Michael Fenton wants to give Amigo, a retired bomb detection dog, a permanent home.

Sergeant Christian Cox is hoping to adopt Ghost, a stray dog he fell in love with while serving overseas.

Both men contacted Guardians of Rescue for helping getting the dogs back to the U.S. where they will be waiting for the soldiers when they return home.

Ghost is a stray dog that was cared for by U.S. soldiers serving in the Middle East. (Guardians of Rescue photo)

“We realize how important these dogs are to the health and well-being of the soldiers who have been caring for them and working alongside of them,” explained Robert Misseri, president of Guardians of Rescue. “We are excited that we will be keeping these two dogs with the men who mean so much to them and vice versa. It’s a small gesture that we do for our soldiers that has a big impact.”

Guardians of Rescue provides assistance to animals out on the streets, helping to rescue them, provide medical care, food and shelter, and find foster-home placements.. They are also instrumental in helping military members with their pets, and to provide service dogs to veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. To learn more, get involved, or to make a donation to support the Guardians of Rescue, log onto www.guardiansofrescue.org.