Megan Leavey: The amazing true story of a marine and her K9 best friend!

Dogs are man’s best friend, and sometimes they are heroes to the whole world, too. Megan Leavey is an inspiring look at how canines can change our lives on a personal and global level.

The film, based on the true story of a former U.S. Marine corporal, follows Leavey, portrayed by House of Cards actress Kate Mara; as she is assigned to the K9 unit and partnered with an aggressive and intelligent German shepherd named Rex.

As a dog handler for the military, Megan Leavey, 28, completed over 100 missions during two six-month tours in Iraq with the military service dog  K9 Rex, and they survived a roadside bomb.

And since being discharged from the military in December 2007 Leavey has campaigned to adopt the bomb-sniffing canine so he can enjoy a civilian life with her in Rockport, New York.


‘Rex is my partner; I love him,’ Leavey told

‘We have been through so much together … I’ve spent day and night with this dog. It’s a very strong bond.’

Real Megan Leavey with her Rex


Together the pair serves two deployments and forms a deep bond based on trust, respect, and love.

This devoted relationship leads Leavey to a different kind of fight, as she works to adopt Rex after he is retired from active duty.

In this exclusive clip from the film, viewers get a first look at the strong, special and sometimes even humorous bond Leavey and Rex shared.

The incredible film is slated for a June 9 premiere.

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