After an amazing run, Peterborough Police Service dogs Wolfe and Hal are retiring in December.
Both Wolfe and Hal, German Shepherds imported from Kentucky, are direct brothers with one year separating them in age. Wolfe was purchased by the Knights of Columbus and donated to the service while Hal was purchased by the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough.
Police Service dog Hal pictured with his partner Constable Sam McCullum
PSD Wolfe, eight-and-a-half years old, has worked alongside his partner Constable Tim Fish for the past seven years, while PSD Hal, seven years old, has worked with his partner Constable Sam McCullum for the past six years.
Police Service dog Wolfe pictured with his partner Constable Tim Fish
The Unit is currently in transition as two new Police Service Dogs will begin duty early in 2019.
Two new Canine Officers, Constable Kyle Adey and Constable Bob Cowie, and their Police Service Dogs (each about 15 months old) are currently at a 15 week training course in Niagara Falls.
Following this initial course, the Canine Officers and their Police Service Dogs will undergo regular maintenance training once a month followed by a week-long re-certification course every six months. Constable Adey’s dog was purchased by the Peterborough Police Service while Constable Cowie’s dog was purchased through a donation from a local sponsor.
The Peterborough Police Service is launching a fun contest for local kindergarten students to try and guess the name of Constable Adey’s dog. The class that guesses the name correctly will get a special meet-and-great at their school with PC Adey and his Police Service Dog. Enter the contest here.