Search Icon
Nav Arrow

Who Can Guard Your Home Better Than a Police Dog? Karnataka Residents Can Now Adopt Retired Ones.


The police dog squad of Karnataka, which has played an important role in cracking criminal cases such as bomb blasts, burglaries, murders etc. in the past, is rated as the second best dog squad of India. The first being in Tamil Nadu.

These dogs include German Shepherds, Dobermans and Labradors. Training begins when they are around three months old and by the age of nine months they are already proficient at sniffing, hurdle crossing and tracking, among other things. They are given the best possible food, care and shelter.

Although they tend to live for around 12-13 years, police dogs retire by the age of nine or 10, after which they are sent to animal welfare centres.


But the dogs develop a deep bond with their handlers and the sudden separation has an adverse effect on them – sometimes leading to death. This way, around 25 police dogs die every year.

police dogs

Picture for representation only. Source: Twitter

In a bid to stop this, the Karnataka police department recently passed a notice that it will put up retired police dogs for adoption, including those that have been injured. The move has already garnered interest from animal lovers across the state.

If you are interested in helping these veterans live their last days happily, contact the DCP(CAR-south) for dog adoption on 080-25710856, 080-22942370.

Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us:, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@thebetterindia).

About the author: Varun Jadia is a high schooler who has just completed his Class 10 boards. He enjoys listening to music, playing his guitar, playing badminton, writing and reading. Math is his favourite subject, and in the future, he wishes to pursue a career in economics.


Sign in to get free benefits
  • Get positive stories daily on email
  • Join our community of positive ambassadors
  • Become a part of the positive movement