One only has to look briefly at various police social media accounts to see that they are mad about their police dogs. Agentes caninos (canine officers), they call them, giving them the full respect of any other member of the forces. They also know them as four-legged heroes – Héroes de 4 Patas – and these dogs often live with their trainers/human partners in retirement. Sometimes, however, for a range of reasons, it is not possible for a dog to live with its lifelong friend after work and these dogs are put out for adoption.
These need adoptive family homes with particular characteristics that suit the type of lifestyle and training a dog has had, and so it’s not an easy option even though it obviously appeals to every kind instinct most of us will have. But for those special few who can and should adopt a retired police dog, the National Police have announced a new round of adoptions. Please see the Héroes de 4 Patas website HERE (if the link doesn’t work, just remove the “s” from the “https”).