After months of training, two dogs and their handlers were officially certified as K-9 team members by the Loveland Police Department at a ceremony on Thursday. An audience of more than 50 people that included several Loveland firefighters gathered at the … Link.

They are bred to be police dogs; pit bulls, not so much. They get the bad rap and people just want to avoid them,” Masters said. The Tukwila Police Department just happened to be looking for a narcotics K-9 and Apollo did finish top in his class. Link.

Reign, a retired West Hartford dog suffering from severe degenerative back disease, was euthanized Wednesday after a final ride in a cruiser to the police station … Eric Rocheleau said Thursday. “K9 Reign will be missed by his WHPD family,” Rocheleau … Link.

He was certified as a level III IPO, which is the highest level a service dog can title. He was purchased by the West Hartford Police Department in 2006 and teamed up with then Officer Savastra. K9 Reign graduated K9 school through Renbar Kennels in 2006 … Link.