More Than Just Rescuing Dogs From the Shelter, This Trainer Is Giving Them a Chance to Serve the Country

By Anne Cacherell

The best gift in life is a second chance.

Meet Brad Croft, founder of Universal K9 from San Antonio, Texas, the man who believes that given the proper care and training, dogs from animal shelters can do the same work in law enforcement as much as expensive purebreds from Europe.

“All they need is the chance to prove themselves and these dogs will work every bit as hard as the purebred dogs that we bring in from overseas.” he told ABC News.

Moreover, according to the pet statistics from American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), 1.2 million dogs from animal shelters are being euthanized every year. Training K9s from animal shelters in drugs and explosive detection and scent tracking does not only save thousands of dollars for the police departments, but it also offers a new life, a new home and a new family to these pets on “doggie death row.”

Do you think these dogs from animal shelter will do well in their job in the police department as much as purebred dogs? Share with us your thoughts.