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Utah K-9 Retires, Receives Giant Steak at Sendoff Ceremony

K-9 Paige with the Hurricane City (UT) Police Department has bid farewell to two-legged colleagues at the department during a sendoff celebration at which she was given a large steak instead of cake.

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WI Community Raises $18K to Buy K9 Partner for Retired Officer Handler

Pushback from the village's residents was immediate. Petitions started floating around online to keep the pair together -- and a GoFundMe account was created to raise money to hep Patla purchase the dog.

Retired California K-9 Dies Peacefully at Home

A retired K-9 with the Indio (CA) Police Department has reportedly died of natural causes at the home of his handler.

Video: South Carolina Agency Celebrates Retirement of Beloved K-9

The Goose Creek (SC) Police Department recently honored one of its long-serving K-9s with a retirement ceremony that included serving up a tray of treats for the dog that served the community for nearly seven years.

Wisconsin Department Mourns Loss of Retired K-9

Officers with the Germantown (WI) Police Department are mourning the loss of a retired K-9—the second in the agency's history—after its passing over the weekend.

Washington K-9 and Handler Retiring Together

A K-9 and his handler are both retiring from the Kennewick (WA) Police Department.

Ohio K-9 Retires After 5 Years of Service

The Kent (OH) Police Department announced on social media on Tuesday that a beloved K-9 named Iron has retired from duty after five years of service.

Texas Law Now Allows K-9 Handlers to Adopt Retiring Police Dogs

Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that allows dogs, horses or other law enforcement animals to be adopted at no cost by their handlers or other “qualified” caretakers.

Texas Proposition 10 Would Allow Agencies' Handlers to Adopt Retired K-9s

"As they get older and more and more used to the families that they're around, these dogs, they're like a pet, and they love their handlers and their families," said Skinner, who is also the chairman of the legislative committee for the Sheriffs' Association of Texas. "So why not give them the ability if they're qualified to be a caretaker for their dog?"

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