When Capt. Alisa Sieber-Johnson learned she’d be training as a U.S. Marine in Quantico, Virginia, for six months, she was honored — but also concerned that she’d be living in barracks where dogs aren’t allowed. Because her husband, Lt. Shawn Johnson, was scheduled to deploy with the Navy around the same time, the couple worried about what to do with their beloved dog, JD, while they were away from home.
“My husband and I got JD when we first got married. He was our first baby,” she told TODAY. “He has such a spark of personality and he’s completely loyal.”
JD eventually found a temporary foster home, but the experience led …