HBO’s Veterans Day Documentary ‘War Dog’ Will Bring You to Tears (VIDEO)

War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend
War Dog: A Soldier's Best Friend

Get the tissues ready. After watching HBO’s moving new documentary War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend, which premieres in conjunction with Veterans Day, you’re going to want to snuggle with your pup and spoil him or her with a few extra treats.

From director Deborah Scranton and executive producer Channing Tatum, War Dog “shines a light on the life of canines in combat,” explores the extraordinary bond between handler and K9, and what happens to the four-legged soldiers when they come back home.

In the film, Army Rangers and Special Operations officers tell emotional stories about how their combat dogs saved lives, became their best friend and ultimately made them a better human being.

An HBO press release explained that, “Fewer than 1% of all military K9s are selected for Special Operations. Dedicated, fearless and highly trained, these canines and Special Operations forces are cut from the same cloth, forging unbreakable bonds and developing lethal fighting capabilities under the most grueling selection courses.”

Watch the trailer here:

War Dog: A Soldier’s Best Friend, Monday, Nov. 13, 8/7c, HBO

On Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, the film will be available on HBO On Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and affiliate portals.