Semper K9 is proud to announce the acceptance of Just into our Service Dogs for Veterans program. Judy is a Goldendoodle donated to our program by McCain Doodles. Just is named in memory of canine Judy, a Japanese Prisoner of War.


Judy, a pure-bred, liver-and-white English Pointer, was gifted to the Royal Navy as the ship’s mascot and began her Naval career aboard HMS Gnat and then her sister ship the river gunboat, HMS Grasshopper.  By some miracle, Judy survived enemy attacks on both ships and then, in February 1942, as she accompanied the survivors of the Grasshopper on their daring trek to safety she was taken prisoner and began a three-year sentence as a Japanese Prisoner of War in the steaming jungles of Sumatra. You can read Judy’s complete story here or purchase the book about her life here.

If you would like to make a gift toward Judy’s training & expenses please visit For sponsorship information please email