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Who should be the next K9 Hero?

It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to pick the next Police Dog!!

OK, so in this case, it’s actually the Vancouver Police Foundation’s next symbolic adoption of a VPD Police Service Dog (PSD), but your vote will make a difference!

The Vancouver Police Foundation is proud to support the VPD Canine Unit. Thanks to people like you, over $500,000 has been granted to provide our PSD heroes with essential life-saving tools and Canada’s most advanced training facility.

Since 1957, PSDs have been valuable members of the VPD team as they help fight crime and build safer communities. VPD’s Canine unit is, in fact, the oldest municipal police dog unit in Canada!

These PSDs are trained in a variety of disciplines such as tracking, criminal apprehension, evidence recovery, narcotics, firearms and explosives detection.

Last year we launched a symbolic adoption program that allowed people to “adopt” one of VPD’s amazing K9 heroes. This year we want to recognize a few more amazing PSDs and we just can’t choose! Which one will you pick?

PSD Cash
Breed: German Shepherd
Sex: Male
Weight: 65 lbs.
Born:  May 8, 2019
K-9 Certified: December 22, 202

Cash completed his Basic Canine Handler course in December 2020 and is a general-purpose police dog. He was born in the Netherlands and is always excited to come to work.
Cash learns new tricks from his older brother Rhett, who is a retired VPD police dog.

PSD Ghost
Breed: German Shepherd
Sex: Male
Weight: 70 lbs.
Born:  May 11, 2019
K-9 Certified: December 22, 2020

Ghost was born in the Netherlands and came to Canada in 2020, where he completed the Basic Canine Handlers course. On his days off, Ghost loves to play with his brother, retired VPD police dog Brando.

PSD Gibbs

Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 73lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: June 01, 2016
K-9 Certified: June 26, 2018

Gibbs was born in Slovakia and moved to BC in 2018. He never misses an opportunity to say hello, and he loves to be petted.

At home, he enjoys going for long hikes with his handler and playing in the backyard.

PSD Jack

Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 78 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: February 3, 2015
K-9 Certified: June 18, 2017

Jack moved to BC in 2016 from Slovakia, where he was born. He loves going to work with his handler. Jack also enjoys having his belly scratched, playing with his toys, and rolling around on his back when he’s relaxing at home.

PSD Solo

Breed: German Shepherd
Sex: Male
Weight: 93 lbs.
Born: November 21, 2018
K-9 Certified: December 22, 2020

Solo was born in Slovakia and began his training with the Vancouver Police Department in September of 2020. He graduated in 2020 and loves to work. Solo’s size might be intimidating but don’t be fooled, when he’s not working he is one of the friendliest and cuddliest dogs on the team – especially with his human family.

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