This is actually the newest military monument in Confederation Park, unveiled in November 2012 during the days leading up to Remembrance Day, and it stands beside the Boer War Monument. It marks the service of animals in warfare, from early days to the present. The plaques on the stones depict images and information on the use of animals, such as horses and mules for transport in the trench conditions of the First World War or homing pigeons for sending messages at the time. Animals were used during the Second World War as well, and still are today; the lifesized dog that accompanies the monument is fitted with search and rescue gear, and dogs are used in collaboration with bomb disposal teams in the military.
It's a different kind of monument. If you look closely on the paving stones before it, you can make out the horseshoe prints that were deliberately added. Dog prints can also be found in the paving stones. The dog itself, so lifelike in its expression, really commands the attention of passersby.