As the saying goes, life begins at retirement.
It could not be truer for these dogs who have just retired from the Police K-9 Unit.
Their lives have definitely only just begun and they are looking forward to having years of endless frolicking and fun.
The best thing is - these dogs are looking for warm-hearted families to share their joyous moments with.
Will you give them a chance to do so?
All Police dogs were purchased from reputable overseas breeders between 18 to 24 months old and they usually serve the Police K-9 unit for five to six years before retirement.
They are generally German Shepherds, Belgian Shepherds (Malinois), Labrador Retrievers and Springer Spaniels.
Para-Vet, Ms Leong Pui Ying informs Home Team News that about 40 dogs retire annually and the Police K-9 unit will hold up to three adoption programmes per year to help them find a home.
Before a retired dog can be put up for adoption, a series of checks have to be conducted to assess whether it is suitable to be a house pet.
“Our trainers will assess their temperament to ensure that they are not aggressive towards others,” Ms Leong elaborates.
“We will also send our dogs over to the vet to assess their medical health to ensure that they have no major illness.”
The Police K-9 Unit also maintains email correspondence with the adopters.
“We will check with them whether the dogs have any behavioural problems and we will advise them what to do accordingly,” she adds.
These dogs have put in many years of dedicated service and hard work for the Home Team, hence the Police K-9 Unit hopes to find families who can provide them with a tender, loving and caring home.
If you are looking for a loyal and trustworthy addition to your family, why not adopt a Police K-9 dog?