High energy K9 Taz has special bond with children

Published August 25, 2023 at 3:39 pm

PSD Taz and D/Cst Dunlop

The final story of Durham Regional Police’s K9 Unit is about Taz, a six year-old pup named for his energy levels and known for his love of children.

Taz, who works alongside D/Cst Dunlop, would spin around and do flips in his puppy days and is a popular pooch at community day events, especially at a children’s hospital where he met and bonded with forever friend Kelly, who presented Taz with his police badge.

Taz’s favourite toy is a squeaky ball, but luckily for his partner the squeak doesn’t last long.

Their most memorable call together was when PSD Taz was able to quickly locate a missing youth with special needs in a large conservation area in Pickering. Family members and friends had been out searching for quite some time, and as daylight started to fade away the family called 911.

Within a short period of time, Taz found the child hiding in a pile of fallen trees and quickly reunited the missing child to the worried parents safe and unharmed. Even with PSD Taz’s numerous criminal apprehensions, it is calls like this that really hit home, and highlight the importance of the work the K9 unit does.

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