Dogs make wonderful companions in all aspects of life. They aren’t just our best friends at home, but they’re also our best friends at work. That is why it’s always so touching to see working dogs interacting with their partners. Most jobs that dogs take are either that of service dogs or law enforcement dogs. Everyone loves a police K-9 dog, especially their human partners who rely on their help and protection. That is why when it’s time for one of them to retire, it’s a very emotional moment.
One K-9 police dog had no idea that his career was about to come to retirement when he got into the squad car for the last time. Faust the police K-9 dog was happy when getting into the car with his partner, Senior Special Agent Bryan Schaffer. The two of them were a certified Explosives Detection and Patrol duo who had spent years together responding to multiple calls. But Faust’s final day was about to go a little differently.
During his duty, Faust had grown used to sitting beside Schaffer on their calls. And the pooch would always perk up whenever he heard the sounds of chatter on the radio. The happy pup had no idea that this particular day was going to be his last one on the force. Faust had given an incredible eight years and one day of service to the police force. He had certainly earned his place on the force, however, it was time for him to retire and hand over his badge. And Schaffer was definitely emotional for the final radio call that the two of them would be sharing together. As the voices speak on the radio, an emotional Schaffer cuddled his canine partner – he was sad to see Faust go.
Later that day Schaffer shared a touching tribute on his Facebook where he wrote, “Thank you for getting us both home safe after every shift.” There was no doubt that Schaffer was greatly going to miss his best friend at work. But at least Faust would get to enjoy his golden years in retirement.
Check out the emotional clip below: