GOAL MET! Now funds for his siblings!

$5,476 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 45 months

My name is Staff Sergeant Andrew Wahl. I have served honorably for 8 years in the United States Army and I am currently deployed to Afghanistan. This is my second time being deployed to Afghanistan, my first was from 2007-2008. While here the first time I developed a passion for the Sagee Koochee dog breed and made it a goal of mine to some day bring one back home with me if I ever went back. Now almost 5 years since I first came to Afghanistan I have the Oportunity to rescue THOR. Thor is a young male puppy that lost his mother shortly after he was born and in a country that has no love for pets has found a safe haven with the Nowzad Dog Rescue. Working with a woman named Louise it is now my intention to rescue him and fulfill my goal. When Thor makes it to the states he will have 7 acres to call home, 2 little boys, a little girl, and another dog to play with. He will get to experience something most dogs in Afghanistan never will... FAMILY! I can not explain why it means so much to me to do this, but failure is not an option. The financial burdens are heavy, and it is a long process that involves the Thor travelling from Afghanistan to Europe and finally to the United states. There will be shots and quarentines along the way and the money raised will cover his vaccines, food, lodging, and transportation along his way. Thor needs to come home with me! He represents a beautiful part of the Afghan culture and I want my family to enjoy with me the one part of Afghanistan that always made me happy. It doesn't take much, just a dollar here or there to make my dreams come true. Thank you to all those who choose to give. No good deed goes unnoticed!

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Update 9
44 months ago
It's Christmas, Yall have been great. Thank you for all that everyone has done. Merry Christmas!
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Update 8
45 months ago
Thank you all! I can't wait to pass the good news that I will have roll over funds for Thor's siblings!
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Update 7
45 months ago
FUNDS RAISED! THANK YOU ALL! Anything extra that comes in will go toward helping Thor's brother and sister come to the U.S. with other soldiers and training for Thor. Thank you all so so so so so so so (GET HOW THANKFUL I AM???) MUCH!
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Update 6
45 months ago
I just about feinted when I saw what everyone has done for Thor and me... Thank you!
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Melonie Riggs
34 months ago

so hope you get enough money

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Sharri Fuentes
38 months ago

Love comes in many sizes....and strength in many forms. God Bless you and your friends for the love and compassion you show each of us by serving our country. Welcome home Thor.

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Joel Lesh
44 months ago

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has donated, Andy has been a brother to me for the past 8 years and it makes me so grateful he gets to bring Thor home. Now lets see if we can make two other soldiers get to bring home their new friends.

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Marinella Lorigo Jauregui
45 months ago

I so happy thor and family will have a happy life, I have 6 dogs and of 4 they were throw away dogs, 3 cats one left in a box in a very hot day and I opened to my surprise a baby2 week old cat....love our pet family they always with use in high and lows, they don't if your fat or have 2 heads they just love you.

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Anne Gareis
45 months ago

So many loyal canines were abandoned in Viet Nam when that war ended, and that has always make my heart break. Bless you many times over for thinking of your furry friend!

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Nancy Lee
45 months ago

Congratulations, Andrew! Now you need to start a blog so we can stay updated on Thor!

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Ginnie Sobczynski
45 months ago

Andrew, thank you for your service. I hope you and Thor will be able to be together for many years to come. I hope his siblings will also be coming home.

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Margie Riggan
45 months ago

Thank you for your service! I understand and appreciate the bond you share with Thor, what really touches me is your commitment to not leave him behind. I am with you on that one, and will tell anyone who will listen about your story. Thank you for not only being a soldier but a compassionate one at that! I cannot wait to see you and Thor reunited in Feb. Good luck!

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Margie Riggan
45 months ago

Andrew, thank you for your service! I know the t

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Jacqueline Raszeja
45 months ago

I am going to continue to pass this around facebook there are many animal lovers in the circles of friends I have. I wish you good luck and I know you will get your wish..... Please keep me posted. Jackie God Bless and thank you for keeping us free and safe in the United States of America....

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Lynn Urbino
45 months ago

God Bless to you and your family Andrew! Hope you make your goal! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and of course thank you for your unrelenting sacrifice! XO Lynn Urbino and family

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Pamela Mitchell Wise
45 months ago

Andrew, thank you for your service!! Ihope you arrive back home safe and sound with your 'new family member'! My son, Dayn Wise, also in the 82nd Airborne, stationed in Fort Bragg N.C., returned home from deployment in Afghanistan in September. We are anxiously awaiting him to come home here to California for Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. I am a school friend of your Aunt Denise. :)

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$5,476 of $9,000 goal

Raised by 123 people in 45 months
Created November 24, 2012
$100
Anonymous
44 months ago
$50
Suzanne Chapman
44 months ago

My father, Jay, served overseas in Japan as part of the Occupation Army. Dogs always flocked to him, and dogs still stop at his home in hopes of getting in a good snuggle even though he's died a year ago. I know he would have loved you and your story. Since my Mom is from Denmark and I am a Viking, Thor is a fabulous name. God Bless You and all our troops in Afghanistan. Please give Thor a big hug from me!

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RS
$25
Ron Schwartz
44 months ago

I hope that you have many happy years together.

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$25
Monica Gonzalez
44 months ago

Good luck to you and Thor and the rest of your family. I hope you all have many wonderful years to come! Thanks for all you do and God Bless.

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DC
$25
Donna Costa
44 months ago

Giving you a little bit of money is the least I can do for all of the personal sacrifices made by you and your family during the course of your service to our country. Best wishes to you and Thor.

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JH
$25
Jill Hopper
44 months ago

Merry Christmas - hope you are reunited with Thor soon!

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DK
$50
Dmitry Klyuev
44 months ago

With love from Russia.. :)

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RC
$25
Rose Capaccio
44 months ago

Merry Christmas, God bless, and Thank you!

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SD
$50
Susan Drago
45 months ago

Great job! Continue the good work, and thank you!

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AH
$25
Adriene Henderson
45 months ago

I hope you can bring him home soon & it is the least we can do for your great service!

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Melonie Riggs
34 months ago

so hope you get enough money

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Sharri Fuentes
38 months ago

Love comes in many sizes....and strength in many forms. God Bless you and your friends for the love and compassion you show each of us by serving our country. Welcome home Thor.

+ Read More
Joel Lesh
44 months ago

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has donated, Andy has been a brother to me for the past 8 years and it makes me so grateful he gets to bring Thor home. Now lets see if we can make two other soldiers get to bring home their new friends.

+ Read More
Marinella Lorigo Jauregui
45 months ago

I so happy thor and family will have a happy life, I have 6 dogs and of 4 they were throw away dogs, 3 cats one left in a box in a very hot day and I opened to my surprise a baby2 week old cat....love our pet family they always with use in high and lows, they don't if your fat or have 2 heads they just love you.

+ Read More
Anne Gareis
45 months ago

So many loyal canines were abandoned in Viet Nam when that war ended, and that has always make my heart break. Bless you many times over for thinking of your furry friend!

+ Read More
Nancy Lee
45 months ago

Congratulations, Andrew! Now you need to start a blog so we can stay updated on Thor!

+ Read More
Ginnie Sobczynski
45 months ago

Andrew, thank you for your service. I hope you and Thor will be able to be together for many years to come. I hope his siblings will also be coming home.

+ Read More
Margie Riggan
45 months ago

Thank you for your service! I understand and appreciate the bond you share with Thor, what really touches me is your commitment to not leave him behind. I am with you on that one, and will tell anyone who will listen about your story. Thank you for not only being a soldier but a compassionate one at that! I cannot wait to see you and Thor reunited in Feb. Good luck!

+ Read More
Margie Riggan
45 months ago

Andrew, thank you for your service! I know the t

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Jacqueline Raszeja
45 months ago

I am going to continue to pass this around facebook there are many animal lovers in the circles of friends I have. I wish you good luck and I know you will get your wish..... Please keep me posted. Jackie God Bless and thank you for keeping us free and safe in the United States of America....

+ Read More
Lynn Urbino
45 months ago

God Bless to you and your family Andrew! Hope you make your goal! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and of course thank you for your unrelenting sacrifice! XO Lynn Urbino and family

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Pamela Mitchell Wise
45 months ago

Andrew, thank you for your service!! Ihope you arrive back home safe and sound with your 'new family member'! My son, Dayn Wise, also in the 82nd Airborne, stationed in Fort Bragg N.C., returned home from deployment in Afghanistan in September. We are anxiously awaiting him to come home here to California for Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. I am a school friend of your Aunt Denise. :)

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