Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home Retired Essex Police dog looking for new home

Essex Police is looking for a new home for one of their dogs set to retire. 

Charlie, the eight-year-old Cocker Spaniel is part of the Essex Police Dog Unit, which provides countywide support to specialist operations and supports officers in their day to day efforts to keep crime down.

Charlie is a loving dog who craves attention. His ideal new home would be with retired owners who have had a dog before and do not have young children. The potential owners would need to understand aggression in dogs, as Charlie can become worried when he is unsure of a situation. He has not been inside a house before, and is not very good around other dogs.

His new home must have a garden, and applicants must pass a home visit to make sure that they are suitable.

If you think you could offer Charlie a loving home please contact Pc Paul Nicholls paul.nicholls@essex.pnn.police.uk.

The Dog Unit are also looking to bolster their search dog capability by appealing to Essex residents for any unwanted gundog breeds.

They are hoping to acquire spaniels or spaniel crosses who are aged between one and two-years-old who may be proving too much for family life. The force’s dog handlers are happy to discuss the prospects of re-homing such animals and look at the potential of having them as working police dogs.

Anyone who is interested in helping Essex Police should contact dog handler Sgt Neil Phimister on 101; extension 480483 or email neil.phimister@essex.pnn.police.uk

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7:23pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Royr says...

Lets hope he finds a well deserved retirement home (as I do!)
Lets hope he finds a well deserved retirement home (as I do!) Royr
  • Score: 22

7:35pm Thu 17 Apr 14

A Very Private Gentleman says...

Good on you Charlie.
You made it mate!
Especially with SOME of that lot?
Good on you Charlie. You made it mate! Especially with SOME of that lot? A Very Private Gentleman
  • Score: -11

1:25am Fri 18 Apr 14

d_2da_ougle says...

what would a dog retireing from police work require than that of a normal lived dog i do find it a bit short sighted that the police profess to us about standards to set for aminals yet then in the long term get a dog for a job and not have plans for the dogd long term retirement thats irresponceable to me
what would a dog retireing from police work require than that of a normal lived dog i do find it a bit short sighted that the police profess to us about standards to set for aminals yet then in the long term get a dog for a job and not have plans for the dogd long term retirement thats irresponceable to me d_2da_ougle
  • Score: 8

2:31am Fri 18 Apr 14

Kim Gandy says...

d_2da_ougle wrote:
what would a dog retireing from police work require than that of a normal lived dog i do find it a bit short sighted that the police profess to us about standards to set for aminals yet then in the long term get a dog for a job and not have plans for the dogd long term retirement thats irresponceable to me
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[quote][p][bold]d_2da_ougle[/bold] wrote: what would a dog retireing from police work require than that of a normal lived dog i do find it a bit short sighted that the police profess to us about standards to set for aminals yet then in the long term get a dog for a job and not have plans for the dogd long term retirement thats irresponceable to me[/p][/quote]que? Kim Gandy
  • Score: 4

11:21am Fri 18 Apr 14

James.Harrington says...

All service dogs have rank title and service numbers and are treated as operational member's of staff, The navy are Sea Dogs/RAF POLICE = Air Dog/Army = Army Dog. The senior dog in the RAF Police is Sergeant Sgt Air Dog in a kennel compound of 15 dogs and over. They are given their own head kennel status and a coat with Three Gold Chevron Stripes on them. They head Station parades and keys to the city events, with the other dogs. On retirement the dogs get a pensionable allowance to be looked after by those that have adopted them or given custody to look after them. They are treated as human beings in their own right after lengthy and commendable service.
All service dogs have rank title and service numbers and are treated as operational member's of staff, The navy are Sea Dogs/RAF POLICE = Air Dog/Army = Army Dog. The senior dog in the RAF Police is Sergeant Sgt Air Dog in a kennel compound of 15 dogs and over. They are given their own head kennel status and a coat with Three Gold Chevron Stripes on them. They head Station parades and keys to the city events, with the other dogs. On retirement the dogs get a pensionable allowance to be looked after by those that have adopted them or given custody to look after them. They are treated as human beings in their own right after lengthy and commendable service. James.Harrington
  • Score: 0

3:30pm Fri 18 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Didnt stop them dying having been left in a locked police car on a summers day. Lets remember them...
Didnt stop them dying having been left in a locked police car on a summers day. Lets remember them... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 9

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