Now begins Bonni’s second half of her highly productive life. The majority of retired police dogs are adopted by their handlers because of the close bond that already exists between them.
But often it takes time for a retired K-9 to adjust to their new lives – being permanently off duty. Some dogs may be highly aggressive because of the attack training they under-went during their daily patrols. Others may still suffer from traumatic stress disorder and require special training and re-socialization to remain bonded to their master as well as to society.
And like many people, retired police dogs are also in their senior years. This means that they often require medical treatment in order to stay fit, healthy and happy. And they’re frequently reminded and praised for saving the lives of many civilians and law enforcement officers in the course of doing their duty in fighting crime and dealing with disasters.
Have a long and happy retirement Bonni! With what you’ve been through, you deserve every splendid minute of your new life. Woof! WHHOOOF!!! Semper Fi! (Always faithful, always loyal.)