The lives of stray dogs wandering the streets can be extremely sad. Some of them might have been abandoned. Some pups might even have grown up always feeling scared and hungry.
Nevertheless, street dogs are usually fierce, as they do not have a choice but to be tough and independent. As a result, they might feel detached from humans and would not want to be near them.
But stray dogs will always have a second chance. Those that have been tamed go to shelters where they can find their new home.
However, some dogs do not find a family. Some may go to the police station — but not for the reasons you are thinking. Cooper, an abandoned Staffordshire Bull Terrier, just became Staffordshire Police’s resident dog.
Before Cooper became part of the police force, he was wandering the streets. The RSPCA picked him up and took care of him for seven months.
When the police acquired Cooper, they had him undergo serious training before he became an official member of the force. Tim Ross, his handler and partner, said that he was privileged to be working with him, knowing that Cooper was a fantastic dog.
Breaking the stereotype on staffies
Staffies have a negative stereotype, which Tim wanted to break now that he had Cooper. This breed of dog is often believed to be unstable and quite wild. Tim, on the other hand, said that it would always boil down to the owners’ experience with the dog.
Cooper was the type of dog that was always keen to learn and please people. He was a highly energetic dog.
Cooper was part of the police’s raids. One testament to his reliability was when he helped track down drugs that were worth more than $321,000.
Cooper was not just a police dog. He was also accepted into Tim’s family where he was loved and appreciated.
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