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Guardian of the Night

Published on January 1, 2013 By Sandra

  ***   Yesterday, December 31, 2012, Hondo and I went for a walk. It started as a run, but Hondo was too busy sniffing-this-and-peeing-on-that to keep up with me, so I slowed my pace and kept time with his exploring on both sides of the wooded trail. Normally, Hondo runs alongside or slightly in […]

RCMP Police Dog Services – A Sad Day

Published on July 14, 2011 By Sandra

Tuesday July 12, 2011, was a tragic day for RCMP Police Dog Services.  In two separate incidents and in two different Lower Mainland jurisdictions, two police dogs were killed in the line of duty.  At approx. 1:30 am, Police Service Dog Bo was riding in the back of his handler’s police SUV as they responded to a call […]


Published on December 5, 2009 By Sandra

        The passing of one of our beloved police dogs always leaves a hole in the Vancouver Police K9 section, and in the last year, several retired dogs have passed over to Rainbow Bridge. While most expect the dog’s handler to be devastated, many do not realize the impact these four legged […]

A Sad Day

Published on June 3, 2009 By Sandra

    PD Raider, recently retired due to a back injury, passed away yesterday while at the Dog Squad.  It is never easy to lose one of our canine partners, particularly when the loss is sudden and unexpected.  His name will be added to the list of those Police Service Dogs who have served their […]

A Sad Day

Published on March 5, 2009 By Sandra

  The Vancouver Police Department said good-bye to a loyal member yesterday. PD Bronco retired from active police dog duty within the last few years, and lived out his life with his handler, Sgt. Greg Meyerhoff and his family.  His name will be added to list of those Police Service Dogs who served their handlers, the department, and the citizens of Vancouver. […]