Vance McFarland and Ikar deployed to Afghanistan in January 2012, where they served their deployment together as a explosive detection K9 team. Ikar is a Czech working line German Shepherd Dog that has been specially trained in detecting and alerting to roadside bombs (IUDs).
The reunion between Vance and Ikar was incredibly beautiful. At 5 years old, Ikar was about to embark on a joyful journey with his favorite person, and leave the military life behind. A relaxing and fun life with his handler Vance is definitely the retirement Ikar deserves! These two have a lot of fun adventures planned, but most importantly... Ikar gets to live out his life in a loving forever home.
"He's going to live the rest of his life spoiled. Really spoiled." says Vance McFarland about K9 Ikar.
You can watch their reunion in the video below!