After careers full of searching for drugs, suspects and evidence two Lincoln, NE, police K-9s are retiring, and going home with their handlers.
“He’ll just get to relax, he’ll get free roam of the backyard,” Officer Matt Pulec, handler for Mikey said. “My wife thinks she’s converting him into a house pet.”
Mikey is one of the retiring dogs. Pulec said while Mikey is still healthy, he’s almost 11, and getting to an age where most K9′s retire.
Yuri, is the second dog to retire. His handler, Officer Chris Howard said Yuri has a shoulder injury and after two years of managing his condition, he’s starting to slow down.
Both Howard and Pulec will pay the city $1 to adopt the dogs, 1011Now reports.
Both officers will continue being service dog handlers. Pulec is now the handler for K9 Koby, the city’s first explosive detection dog. Howard’s new K9 is Jet.