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.
The Peterborough Humane Society has recently received four dogs (pictured in this post) through a partnership with the Ontario SPCA and its Year of the Northern Dog initiative, which is helping deal with the overpopulation of dogs in Northern communities.
PHS helps animals find their forever homes, and that includes assisting their animal welfare partners in collaboration with communities in the North.
Northern dog named Ichabod
“We are beyond excited to have been part of this initiative with the Ontario SPCA and look forward to a continued partnership with them and future initiatives," says Peterborough Humane Society Executive Director Shawn Morey.
On Sunday, April 29th, a transfer of 21 dogs took place as part of the Northern Dog initiative. The dogs landed in Thunder Bay and then made the trip to the North Bay & District Humane Society. From there, they were broken up and transferred to Quinte Humane Society, Ontario SPCA Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre, the Northumberland Humane Society and the Peterborough Humane Society.
Northern dog named Jewel
This transfer is the result of a partnership between the Ontario SPCA, various Year of the Northern Dog partners and a remote community near the Manitoba border that wanted to find homes for its community dogs. North Star Air Ltd. provided a flight for the dogs into Thunder Bay where they were cared for by volunteers before embarking on the next phase of their journey.
To bring awareness, attention and action to Northern dog overpopulation, the Ontario SPCA has declared 2018 the Year of the Northern Dog. This evolving initiative will support programs intended to bring awareness, attention and action to the serious animal welfare issue of Northern dog overpopulation.
Northern dog named Morey
"We are going through the process of getting these four dogs altered (spay/neuter), and then they will be up for adoption within the next few days," Peterborough Humane Society's Shawn Morey tells PTBOCanada.