Officer Donut Sworn In as a Police Comfort Dog- And He’s the Cutest
By now, we all know just how much of an impact canines can have on us- starting from improving our heart health to lifting our spirits when times are tough. The latter is precisely what inspired Greenfield Police Department to employ comfort dogs in their service- including one super cute Saint Bernard puppy, adorably named Officer Donut.
Donut was welcomed to the pack!
The nine weeks old puppy will be training alongside his 7-year-old cousin, Officer Clarence. His mentor has been working as a comfort dog his whole life, and, while he’s nearing retirement, he has a lot of invaluable wisdom to pass onto his young protegee. Their role in the police department will be to work with victims of crime and help lower their anxiety and fear in time of crisis or in the wake of a tragedy. Additionally, the K9 duo will assist the department’s Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.) officers with defusing mental health emergencies as well as help first responders defuse and debrief after a crisis. In other words, these fluffy boys will have their paws full!
Thank you Llana Barron for your absolute darling video of Donut playing.
Posted by Officer Donut the Saint Bernard on Monday, June 11, 2018
The two Saint Bernards are in good hands, though- they’ll be handled by Lieutenant William Gordon and Officer Laura Gordon, both of whom have plenty of experience in working with comfort dogs. For the last ten years, they’ve been handling Saint Bernard comfort dogs on a national level- their canines have helped countless people through the aftermath of some of the most devastating tragedies and incidents across the country.
The hope is that the heart-melting fluff ball that Officer Donut is currently will grow up to follow in his predecessor’s footsteps and become a mountain of pure doggo love that simply radiates calmness. But until he’s ready to get to work and become a serious comfort-giving pupper, you get to enjoy watching his cute puppy antics over at his Facebook page- Officer Donut the Saint Bernard. You’re welcome!
A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.
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