Hero pup from shelter dog to K-9 police officer in upstate New York

A hero pup named Maggie has had an extraordinary journey since she was found roaming the streets as a stray in Long Island. The adorable stub-tailed pit-bull and Malinois mix is now a K-9 officer at the Owego Police Department in upstate New York

According to CbsNews, Maggie had been adopted from the shelter twice but returned. Her high energy didn’t fit in with the adoptive families, but she had the perfect qualifications to be a police dog.

And in steps the Southern Tier Police Canine Association, an organization that rescues shelter dogs, trains them and places them for free to police forces that cannot afford to import very expensive dogs from Europe trained specifically for police work usually costing in excess of $8,000.

Maggie’s enthusiasm and energy made her a perfect fit for the job, and now paired up with her partner, Officer Andrew Pike, the two are a perfect match.

Awesome Maggie! May you and Officer Pike be safe and have many great years together.

Hopefully, our finest men and women in blue will read about Maggie and consider rescuing a stray pup from a nearby shelter and making that dog a hero too.

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1 reply
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    OUR WORLD HAS PLENTY OF ROOM FOR MORE HEROES–HUMAN AND CANINE! I HOPE AND PRAY OTHER POLICE ORGANIZATIONS WILL,FOLLOW
    THE STERLING EXAMPLE OF SOUTHERN TIER!

    ALSO, I AM SURE THEY WOULD WELCOME YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS!

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