Retired Lancashire Police dogs

About Us

Did you know that when a Police Dog is retired from active service (for whatever reason) they do not receive any financial support or pension?

Police dogs are often retired ahead of schedule due to being injured protecting their handler.They are an integral part of operational Policing within Lancashire and provide an invaluable service to our County.

Most of our Lancashire Police Dogs generally retire to their handler who then has to take over all financial responsibilities , In some cases a dog is retired at a young age due to illness or injuries sustained and then veterinary and drugs bills can be very heavy and cause heart-searching decisions for a handler who may well have more than one Police dog.

The Retired Police Dogs Benevolent fund has been established to assist handlers and adopters where neccesary so that the dog can stay with the family it knows and trusts.

We are a small group of volunteers who have a passion for the welfare of animals,most of the commitee have some connection to Lancashire Constabulary, whether that be as retired officers,handlers,current serving officers or keen fundraisers.Over the years we have been able to assist numerous retried police dogs with the cost of their vetinary expenses ranging from severe illness,minor operations,surgery and ongoing medication to make life as easy as possible for these hard working dogs.

Up to recently we have had to limit our help within Lancashire but we are now extending our support to include retired Lancashire dogs that are adopted out of the county where there is a need. We are also willing to assist any other country interested in setting up a similar scheme for these worthy ‘non pensioned officers’ with four legs.

Anyone interested in our work is welcome to contact any of our members and we are always looking for volunteers! We survive solely on donations legacies and fund raising events.

Retired Lancashire Police Dogs

Retired Police Dogs Lancashire has been established to assist handlers and adoptees where necessary so that the dog can stay with the family it loves and trusts. A small team of animal welfare personnel consider applications for financial assistance from handlers and adoptees who find themselves in this position. It is 4 years since the fund was started ,we are a small group of animal welfare supporters some of whom are members of the Lancashire Police Authority Welfare Committee for police dogs and horses. We pride ourselves that we are becoming experts in different types of fund raising ! In that time we have been able to assist 23 retired police dogs with the cost of their veterinary expenses- ranging from severe illness, minor operations to a recent share of the cost of hip replacement in a dog that is about to retire. Up to recently we have had to limit our help to within Lancashire but we are now extending it to include any retired Lancashire police dogs that are adopted out of the County where there is a need. We are also willing to assist any other County interested in setting up a similar scheme for these worthy β€œnon pensioned officers” with four legs. Anyone interested in our work is welcome to contact any of our members – and we are always looking for volunteers ! We survive solely on donations, legacies and fundraising events.
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
HAPPY NEW YEAR
As we say goodbye to a testing 2021 we can only hope that 2022 will be better.

So let’s start with welcoming our fluffiest dog at the dog unit, TPD Foden.

Foden will be 1 on the 10th January so it only seemed fitting he is Mr January.

Foden, a German Shepherd has been with the dog unit a few months and starts his official training course next week πŸ˜ƒ
He is a lively character who just wants to please.
His new handler will need to be a dab hand with grooming to keep his long fluffy hair looking good.
I’m sure you’ll join us in wishing him luck with his training, follow Lancashire Police Dog Unit who will keep you updated on his progress 😊 #retiredpolicedog #policedog #lancspolice #germanshepherd
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
Only 12 left now πŸ™πŸΎπŸΆ
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»Merry Christmas from RPD Harri & everyone at Retired Lancashire Police Dogs. We hope you’re all enjoying your calendars & thank you for all your support over the last 12 months πŸ₯°πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸΎ

*Pictures are of RPD Harri enjoying his first Christmas in retirement 😍
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
Our class of 2021 retirees would like to thank you for all your support. It really means a lot.

To those who have purchased our calendar we hope you love it as much as we do 😊

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year πŸŽ„πŸ•πŸŽ„

Top row (L-R) Zeus, Kato, Frank, Meg
Bottom row (L-R) Zorro, Harri, Cuzo, Mel

Lancashire Police Dog Unit
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
Retired Lancashire Police Dogs
Everyone loves a cute puppy so here is our new recruit Benji.
We will reveal more about him in 2022 but for now he wants to say there’s still time to order your Police Dog 2022 calendar by post via PayPal or bank transfer. Just comment below if you want one or see earlier posts.