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“Dogs for Defense” research highlighted in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Jul 23, 2018

Nancy Owen Lewis, SAR Scholar-in-Residence, has been exploring the history of WWII-era “Dogs for Defense.” New Mexico’s arm of the national program recruited and screened people’s pets for use by the military and was led in Santa Fe by Amelia Elizabeth White in her role as the regional director. The Santa Fe New Mexican recently highlighted Owen Lewis’s research.

The first group of New Mexico dogs recruited for the national “Dogs for Defense” WWII program. SAR Archives.


In response to the popularity of the topic, Nancy Owen Lewis will be offering a special tour of SAR’s historic estate on Friday, August 10th, at 10 am. Stroll through the dog cemetery with headstones marking Elizabeth and Martha White’s beloved dogs, along with several neighbors’ well-loved pets. Tour the building that was originally used as the dog kennel and learn more about the history of the School for Advanced Research’s unique campus.

Cost: $15 per person; free for SAR members.

Advanced registration required. Call 505.954.7200 to secure your spot today.

Dog Cemetery with headstones marking Elizabeth and Martha White’s Afghan Hounds and Irish Wolfhounds among others.

Built in the 1930s, the state-of-the-art kennel housed the White;s Irish Wolfhounds and Afghan Hounds in individual rooms. A caretaker for the dogs lived upstairs.

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