Dogs make great companions in all areas of life. They are best friends at home as well as best friends at work. That’s why it’s always inspiring to see how a working dog interacts with its partner. Most of what dogs do are service dogs or police dogs. Everyone loves K9 police dogs, especially their human partners who depend on them for help and protection. So when it comes time for one of them to retire, it’s a very emotional moment.
One police dog, K9, didn’t know the end of his career when he last rode in the squad. Faust, a K9 police dog, was delighted to get into the car with his partner, Chief Special Agent Brian Schaefer. The two are a certified explosion detection and patrol duo who have answered countless calls together over the years.
But Faust’s last days were a little different. During work, Faust was accustomed to sitting next to Shaffer on a call. And the dog always felt good when he heard chatter on the radio. Happy puppy didn’t know that this would be his last day at the police station. Faust had an amazing 8 years and 1 day in the police.
He certainly deserved his place in the security forces, but it was time to retire and turn in his badge. And Shaffer was definitely excited about the last radio conversation the two were supposed to have together. Emotional Schaffer hugged his canine partner while his voice spoke over the radio. He was sad to see Faust leave.
Later that day, Shaffer shared a touching testimonial on his Facebook. There’s no doubt that your best friend at work will miss Shaffer very much. But at least Faust will be able to enjoy his golden years after his retirement.