We’ve added RPD Duke to our Tribute Wall

Born 2011 –  Surrey Police

RPD Duke  is 7.5 years old and retired in September this year.

He was a Firearms Support Dog with Surrey Police for 6 years, he was a very successful and extremely effective dog, especially tracking and in the FSD role.

He is extremely loving and now he his retired is learning that he doesn’t have to be on duty all the time!

His family are committed to giving him many new experiences to integrate him into his retirement. He even has his own Facebook page.

You can see all the other dogs from the Surrey and Sussex Tribute Wall by clicking here.

We’ve added RPD Anya to our Tribute Wall

2009-2016 Sussex Police

RPD Anya was only 7 when she passed away from cancer. She was a GPD in Sussex mainly patrolling West Sussex.

At 5.5 she was diagnosed with a collapsed lower spine and Mr Fitzpatrick from the Supervet agreed in completing a ground breaking operation to get her back to work.

Anya was featured on the series and had a successful operation, unfortunately her recovery took far too long and her adopted family received a desperate call to see if they could take her on as she did have some unique handling issues which meant she could not be re-homed in the normal process.

Her family said “Anya was an amazing dog who touched the hearts of everyone she met. She was so loving and generous with everyone it was very distressing when she became ill and we had to make the decision to put her to sleep just over a year after we took her on.”

You can see all the other dogs from the Surrey and Sussex Tribute Wall by clicking here.

We’ve added RPD George to our Tribute Wall

2005 -2013 Sussex Police

RPD George was the first ever retired police dog adopted by his family. He retired at the age of 8. He was a bit of a legend in East Sussex on patrol, at nearly 9.5 stone he always had a presence at any incident which 9 times out of 10 resulted in the total compliance of any suspect. He had a docked tail  and metal plates and pins in his front right paw from separate incidents whilst on duty.

George was your quintessential old timer..  a bit grumpy and loved a cup of tea and digestive biscuit and did everything in his own time!

George passed away in 2013 after suffering a spinal stroke.

His family said ” we are honoured to have been able to give George the retirement he deserved. We are passionate to spread the word about how RPDs need a good retirement home to live out their days in a happy and safe environment.”

You can see all the other dogs from the Surrey and Sussex Tribute Wall by clicking here.