Retired Police Service Dog Major bears a fitting name, because he was a major success in Toronto. Major was the PSD who located the remains of Bruce McArthur’s eight victims. Major was trained in the unique set of detecting skills that allowed him to find a massive amount of evidence for the prosecutors to keep Bruce McArthur behind bars for a long time. Proudly, Major is now among the elite group of police officers, both canine and human, who have made a huge contribution to public safety.
Major was born in Holland and served the Toronto Police Service as a General Purpose Dog. During his career, Major unfortunately experienced multiple health issues which he carried into his retirement. Despite these, he served for 8 years, a career on the longish side for a dog in the best of health.
Major is determined to enjoy his well deserved retirement through some role-reversal, training humans to give him treats and belly rubs on command. Major will patiently sit and drool on the floor next to the cupboard holding his treats until someone gives him one (and grabs a mop). Major will also roll on his back and give his best “smile” to elicit a hug. Unfortunately, his best grin is so big that not too many people will take the chance and give him that belly rub.
Major is the first Toronto Police Service Retired PSD to register with Ned’s Wish and we are excited to welcome him to Ned’s Wish family. We look forward to helping ensure he has an awesome retirement!