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'Boda Boots' military dog is adopted

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The second military dog at MCLB in as many weeks has been adopted.

Boda, a 10 year old German Shepard explosive detector is being retired because she has cataracts. But it's her nose that has done the most work.

She worked with the secret service for Presidents Bush, Carter and Obama, as well as Vice Presidents Cheney and Biden.

Boda had seven handlers in her career. The most recent is Corporal Tonette Gezzi will take her home tonight. Gezzi worked with Boda since June and quickly developed a strong bond with her.  She said, "A couple of people wanted her and I can honestly say the first day I stepped into the kennel I took one look at her and said, 'that's a beautiful dog and I want her' and fortunately I was able to adopt her out."

Boda goes by the nickname "Boda Boots" because of her love of chewing up boots.

Most service dogs are adopted between ten and twelve years old. Thursday was officially Boda's last day on the job.

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