A story born from a stubborn commitment to innocence. Proof of what is possible when we refuse to become products of our environment.
"It's not what happens to you, but how you react that matters."
A little about ourselves...
Fred is a street dog from Sangin District in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Despite being from one of the harshest environments in the world, he managed to maintain a positive attitude.
Craig was a member of an elite team of Marines. Sangin was his most dangerous assignment, not the place he thought he would meet his first dog, but with some proper scheming and a lot of help, Craig was able to send Fred home to his family while he completed his tour.
After Afghanistan, Craig left the Marines in search of a new mission – to share his story and his adventures with Fred, and the message of "stubborn positivity" that Fred inspired. His first book, Craig & Fred: A Marine, A Stray Dog, and How they Rescued Each Other will be published in both an adult and young reader’s edition this fall from William Morrow and HarperCollins Children’s.
A Short Video Documenting Fred's Journey.
A Wonderful Video by The Dodo!
Craig & Fred publishing October 31st!
Craig and Fred are thrilled to announce that they will be working with William Morrow and HarperCollins Children's on two books! An adult memoir and a children's version about their story will publish on October 31st. Check our "Books" page for more info!
Many thanks to everyone who has supported them this far - you're a part of this, and they can't wait to continue this journey with you!