Shelters and rescues are bursting at the seams with dogs and other animals waiting to be rescued and in search of their forever homes.
Whenever a dog finds his/her forever home, it’s important to highlight how life-changing this decision can be. In this instance, the police department in New Jersey was responsible for one less dog in the system. Ironically, this dog’s name is Sarge. Not only did he find a new home, but he also found a new job and a new purpose in life. Take a look at the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office posing with the newest member of their team. Doesn’t he look good? He fits right in!
Just a few weeks ago, another shelter dog was granted a similar privilege. It was in Pawleys Island where he was accepted to be a police K-9 in The Big Apple, i.e New York. Apollo, in a few days, will begin his journey there to start training for the job.
The hard work of the shelter was recognized by K-9 protectors as they were instrumental in how these dogs’ stories went. The hope is that more police departments will create K-9 units and welcome shelter dogs to be a part of their training programs. This will be a great help in providing homes for dogs that have been in shelters for too long and have lived tough lives.
Let’s hear it for Sarge and Apollo! They are expected to excel.
Images Credit: Saint Frances Animal Center / All 4 Paws Animal Rescue