It wasn't long before the puppy remembered Ken Wyrsch. The last time they saw each other was in Iraq.
Within minutes after the reunion, it was just like old times. "He's a friend and we don't leave friends behind," Wyrsch said.
Wyrsch and Oliver met at a military base near Kirkuk.
They were inseparable. Before Wyrsch left, he contacted SPCA International for help. "If Ken left and Oliver was left behind he would have had a terrible life," SPCA International employee Stephanie Scott said.
The non-profit flew Oliver from Iraq to SFO and to his new life with Wyrsch. "He's going to be with me for the rest of my life," he said.