WAGS Retired Police Dog Trust is a non-profit, independent Trust set up to help the retired Police dogs from Wiltshire, Avon & Somerset and Gloucestershire Police forces. Police dogs spend their working lives detecting crimes and helping with searches, often for the most vulnerable people in our society. The dogs can be involved in dangerous situations and may be injured whilst protecting the public, Police offices and detained offenders.
WAGS is not there to provide with everyday expenses as food and annual booster but to provide assistance in emergency situations where a large vets bill may mean a decision is made about the dogs future based on cost. We are hoping with WAGS help any decision is based only on the dogs welfare needs and nothing else!
Here at the W.A.G.s website we give you all of the latest news on the dogs we help and the dogs we are aiming to help in the future. We are devoted to helping the retired police dogs in need.
Across the UK there are over 2500 police dogs employed, these are part of various police forces covering the entirety of the united kingdom, Normally the large police dogs retire at 8 years old. These dogs are trained to aid the police in numerous ways, Notable police dog breeds from around the world are :
- American Pitbull Terrier (search and rescue/tracking, attack dog, locating bombs, drugs.)
- Beagle (locating bombs, drugs. Used worldwide.)
- Belgian Malinois (protection, attack dog, locating IEDs, locating evidence, locating drugs, prisoner transport, human tracking.)
- Bloodhound (odor-specific ID, tracking, locating bombs, drugs, evidence.)
- Doberman Pinscher (protection, attack dog)
- Dutch Shepherd (protection, attack dog)
- Springer Spaniel (locating bombs, drugs)
- German Shepherd Dog (protection, attack dog, ground based tracking and air based tracking, locating human remains, locating drugs, locating IEDs, locating evidence)
- Labrador Retriever (locating bombs, drugs)