What will the dogs do now?Deputy Chief, Brett Johnston, said, “It’s kind of sad. Nobody wants to see a dog lose its job.” However, once a dog goes through a specific training it can be very difficult to retrain an adult dog rather than pup. To be retrained or retired--that is the question. Still, police have said the dogs may be able to work future counterfeit cases. The Medford police have requested additional funding from the city for new pups to be trained to smell other drugs.Fortunatly, Police Chief, Tim George, promised that, regardless, Narc and Cody will end up in good homes. Cody’s handler said he’d be happy to adopt his co-worker.Graham explained, “We don’t say they’re being fired, we prefer to call it early retirement.”We wish Cody and Narc the best of luck, and thank them for all the work done!
If you have any questions or concerns, you should always visit or call your veterinarian -- they are your best resource to ensure the health and well-being of your pets.
INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOUR PET: The Saluki is the world’s oldest dog breed. They appear in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 2100 B.C.