Adopt A Retired Police Dog: A Great Way To Give Back To An Animal That Worked To Keep Your Neighborhood Safe
When police dogs retire, they can be adopted by their handler or other service members. If that's not an option, they could be adopted for the general public. Adopting a retired police dog is a good way to give back to an animal that worked to keep your neighborhood or city safe. Police dogs are highly intelligent and work hard throughout their lives. By age 7 or 8, they’re ready to hang up their K-9 badges and spend their remaining years resting. Dogs who retire from the police force may exhibit negative behaviors such as aggression, separation anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Mission K9 is an organization that helps former working dogs in many ways. It also helps with civilian adoptions. Waiting lists can take time. It may be years before a dog is available. Adoption of a dog whose service has ended is a truly impactful way to bring a happy ending to dogs. There are millions of dogs and cats in need of homes and many would be happy to find them forever. . . .