Retired Police Dogs: What Happens To Them When They Retire?

Police dogs are a vital part of modern law enforcement. They're specially trained to be used in extreme situations. Tough, intelligent breeds like the German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois are excellent police dogs.

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They usually serve in their roles until seven or eight years old. But have you ever wondered what happens to police dogs when they retire? If so, the Robby's Law allows retired police dogs to be adopted by their owners. Some dogs may be aggressive because of their attack training. Others may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Adopting a retired police dog can take a lot of time and money. It's possible for civilians to adopt them. Civilians are usually third in line for the chance to adopt a retired dog. Potential owners are required to pass a thorough screening process. Let's look at the typical process. Your local police department may not have retired military service dogs available for adoption. The adoption process will consist of a written application and an interview with the staff of the agency. Retired police dogs are highly trained and can be aggressive in certain situations. They need strong leaders who stand their ground and give firm commands. Retiring officers often have joint problems due to the strenght physical requirements of their working lives. It is a good idea to add joint supplements to their diet to improve their joint function. Retire police officers are a true American hero. They deserve to live out their retirement with their handler – and that's exactly the way it should be. If you're considering adopting a retired officer, please make sure that you conduct thorough research. . . .

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