Rancho Coastal Humane Society’s Military Working Dog (MWD) Memorial is one of only eight in the nation, and the first private memorial west of the Mississippi. With the San Diego County community’s strong ties to the armed forces, what better way to honor these canine service members. The memorial statue was modeled after a MWD named Chyba, a German Shepherd that served the 95th MP Battalion based in Germany and worked patrol as a narcotics-detecting dog. The memorial also includes the crests of each military branch. Access to the MWD Memorial is limited during our construction. We look forward to reopening it to the public as soon as the project is completed.