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Smoky War and Therapy Dog 

Discover the inspiring story of Smoky, the WWII Yorkshire Terrier who flew combat missions and provided comfort to servicemen. Join us in honoring her legacy.

Smoky's  Impact

12 Monuments

23,000+ Books in Circulation

First Therapy Dog on Record
— Animal Planet

12 Flying Combat Missions with Smoky

Purple Cross Award Recipient

Australia's Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 2015

Best Mascot in the South West Pacific Area

American Magazine, 1944

Notable Quotes

SMOKY'became a miracle the greatest dog I ever knew and far greater than any I have read about.'
FOREWORD by Maxwell Riddle, World-renowned dog judge and expert
Yorkie Doodle Dandy exemplifies the beauty of the human/animal bond. Readers can't help but fall in love with Smoky and admire the spirit of this tiny creature.
Norine Dresser, Los Angeles Times
SMOKY is the first documented 'Therapy dog' beginning with battlefield casualties coming from the Biak Island Invasion in 1944.
''Yorkshire Terrier.''
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Who We Are

Smoky War Dog LLC

Welcome to Smoky War Dog, the official website for Smoky War and Therapy Dog. We are dedicated to honoring the legacy of Smoky, the 4 lb Yorkshire Terrier who played a remarkable role during World War II. Smoky not only flew combat missions and performed as a war hero, but she also provided comfort, healing and support to injured servicemen and hospital care providers. Voted 'Mascot of the Southwest Pacific' by YANK Down Under magazine, Smoky continued her service and support visits to military hospitals even after returning home. Join us in celebrating the incredible journey of Smoky, an extraordinary dog who made a difference in the lives of many.

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