June 7, 2004
October 27, 2016
K9 Boris was imported from Holland and served as a police K9 in Asheville, NC from 2006-2015 then retired to K9 Hero Haven in PA. During his time as a police K9 he found 21 suspects who would never been identified without him, located one missing person who was dying from hypothermia and blood loss and found over 200 pounds of narcotics (valued over $1.5 million dollars). He had also found over $200,000 in drug money!
K9 Boris was a favorite around the area among not only Asheville Police Department, but other surrounding areas for his loving personality and keen nose. K9 Boris’s popularity led him to be one of our ambassador dogs to help share the need to support retired working dogs.
Asheville Police Department, North Carolina
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K9 Hero Haven
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“K9 Hero Haven is a 100% volunteer organization. K9 Hero Haven is dedicated to serving the military, veterans, and first responders by providing working dogs a home for retirement. The K-9s employed with the military and first responders are the best at what they do. They are expected to work in the most toughest of environments and face the harshest of conditions. At any moment, they are expected to selfishly give their live to save ours.
K9 Hero Haven helps to transition dogs to retirement. If at all possible, we want to re-unite a dog with its handler. We give preference to provide veterans and law enforcement with retired working dogs in honor of their sacrifices. We strive to educate the public on the roles that these dogs place in our world, and to highlight the level of training which goes into to these dogs never to forget the dedication to their service in keeping us safe from danger.
We work hard to find good homes for our dogs. We also work to provide dignity and respect to the dogs who need some additional work to prepare them for their journey to retirement.”
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TN with permission from Anne Gibbs