Missile — Law Enforcement / Arson
A local canine academy in the Austin area took possession of Missile from an Animal Shelter due to her high drive for a tennis ball. The Canine Academy trained Missile to be a Police Dog.
When our first K-9 Buddy passed away, Our office made contact with the Canine Academy about getting another K-9 to continue our K-9 program. We made the drive from Pearland to the Austin area to look at some of the K-9’s at the academy. I spent some time with Missile and fell in Love with her immediately. We decided that Missile was the K-9 that we wanted to replace Buddy.
There are 4 other Arson K-9 dogs in the area. We train regularly with the other K-9’s and when the other K-9 Handlers go out of service, Missile and Myself are asked to cover their areas of responsibility for them. In the 2 1/2 years that Missile and Myself have been together, we have been called to 48 fire scenes to provide K-9 services. Missile loves working so much.
Another service that K-9 Missile provides is Public Relations. Missile and Myself go to the area daycare centers and schools to talk about fire safety. The kids love to see Missile and they get to pet her. Some of the schools in other cities will call and request Missile to attend their career days. I think it is a great privilege to go other jurisdictions to showcase Missile.
As in the picture, Missile loves her picture to be taken. That picture was taken at a local pet resort where I take Missile to bath her and treat her to a day of pampering