Home-run reunion for Air Force Airman and dogs

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SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Every Tuesday, the Tennessee Smokies welcome two legged fans along with four legged fans. It's called Tail Waggin' Tuesday presented by Frontline Heartgard. You can enjoy the game with your dog on the berm at the park.

This happens every Tuesday the Smokies have a home game but tonight is a special one because they'll be a reunion between Kevin, an U.S Air Force Airman and his two dogs Indigo and Ruby.

Kevin, a US Air Force member stationed at Hurlburt Field in Destin, FL, and had a lot to prepare for when he received orders to deploy within a month last February.

Without nearby family or friends to rely on, Kevin found himself looking into options for his two dogs, Indigo and Ruby.

As two Australian Cattle Dogs actually from Australia, Indigo and Ruby needed a home until July, when Kevin would return, a place with a big yard, and space for them to play. An online search led Kevin to Dogs on Deployment where he registered Indigo and Ruby on the online network, and quickly found DoD Boarder, and Tennessee Local Chapter Coordinator, Katie Brown.

After emailing each other, Kevin felt comfortable that Katie was the best fit for his two dogs. He drove them from Florida to Tennessee, where Katie agreed to care for them as if they were her own until Kevin returned in July.

Now, its July, and the moment Kevin, Katie and all of the Dogs on Deployment team have been waiting for: the reunion! Taking place on July 22nd at 6:45pm at the Smokies Stadium in Kodak, TN, fans of this baseball team will be happily surprised. Before the game begins, Indigo and Ruby will be making a home-run back to Kevin's arms!


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