Could you be a police puppy walker?
A NUMBER of puppies with a nose for investigative work will soon be looking for a place to stay.
The Met Police is appealing to people in Bromley to be puppy walkers for future police dogs.
Volunteer walkers look after the puppies for around six to eight months and take them to dog school so they can be regularly assessed.
The police provide all of the animal’s food, pay veterinary bills and look after the puppies when the walkers go on holiday.
Ideal candidates are those who are home most of the day, so the puppy is not left on its own for more than around two hours.
They should have a securely fenced garden, their own transport and be willing to have their home turned upside down by a small puppy.
The dogs should be socialised as much as possible and it is hoped the puppy walkers will take them to a variety of busy areas such as stations and shopping centres.
Sergeant Russ Jackson, from the Met’s Dog Training Establishment, in Keston, has worked in the unit for the past three years and says looking after the dogs is not for the faint hearted.
He said: “It can be challenging and frustrating but can also be the best job in the world.”
For more information, call Sgt Jackson on 020 8649 1625 or email firstname.lastname@example.org