Dog Who Failed As A Guide Dog Didn’t Lose Hope, He’s Now A Comfort Dog For Cops

Tagg the 2-year-old Labrador Retriever has been sworn in as Gresham Police Department’s first comfort K9. Tagg raised his right paw and swore to serve the department in a recent ceremony where he was given his very own officer badge!

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Tagg was initially training with “Guide Dogs for the Blind”, but he was deemed unfit as a guide dog. The organization happily donated Tagg to the Gresham PD, hoping that he would be useful with the police work. However, the gentle Tagg found his calling as a comfort dog for the cops!

With his unique skill-set, Tagg will help the officers cope with the stressful nature of their jobs. The K9 would be available in the department every morning and help diffuse the burden of being a first responder that weighs down many cops.

Officers are overjoyed to have an emotional wellness and mental health support dog, and they have welcomed Tagg with open arms!

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Tagg will also help the victims deal with their trauma during police investigations. Tagg’s upkeep is solely dependent on donations.

If you wish to support his care, you can make a “comfort dog donation” on the city’s website here. We’re sure Tagg will have a great run at the department. Good luck, Tagg!

Click the video below to watch how Tagg’s presence has positively impacted the stressed-out officers!

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