Back in 2013, Joseph Steenbeke of Culver, Indiana was serving in the Army over in Afghanistan and relied on a bomb-sniffing dog named Tess to keep him and his fellow soldiers safe. Joseph was able to come home and only had a few minutes to say goodbye to his friend Tess, who rarely left his side during his tour of duty.
While back at home, Joseph continued to keep in touch with those in charge of Tess, with hopes of adopting her. His dream finally came true as Tess retired from her service. So Joseph and his wife swooped in and picked up the loyal dog to begin their new life together. Now, Tess is getting to live a laid back, relaxed and pampered life as payback for her service and protection those years ago.