BRANDI

Brandi is a retired drug detection canine from a police department in Minnesota.  She retired after 10 years of service.  Her owner (former handler) fell into some hard times financially, his wife lost her job and it made it difficult to find extra money to help care for Brandi.

 Brandi developed a mass on her left front leg and was not eating well. 

Retired Paws was able to pay for her medical bills. I’m happy to say that the mass was not cancerous and Brandi was not eating because of an abscessed tooth. 

Brandi’s tooth was extracted as well as the mass removed.  She is doing very well.

 

TOKO

Toko is a retired canine from the United States Border Patrol. He entered on duty with the Border Patrol in 2007 and worked in Southern Arizona his entire career. Toko was trained and certified to locate concealed people and the odors of narcotics. He was medically retired because of a condition affecting his throat. Toko now requires monthly medications that his owner is required to pay for. Please donate to help canines like Toko. 

ANDY

Andy is a retired canine from the United States Border Patrol. He entered on duty with the Border Patrol in 2005 and worked in Southern Arizona his entire career. Andy was trained and certified to locate concealed people and the odors of narcotics. He was retired from Service in 2011 because of his age.  Andy now requires monthly medications that his owner is required to pay for. Please donate to help canines like Andy.

FLACO

Flaco is a retired canine from the United States Border Patrol.  He was stationed in Southern Arizona and worked as a detection canine.  He was retired because of a medical condition that affected his leg.  He had difficutly walking and he developed a severe limp.  Flaco was retired to his handler, but still requires medication to help keep him healthy.  Please donate to help canines like Flaco. 

BRUNO

Bruno is a German Shepard that was purchased to work for the Tucson Police Department in November of 2005. Bruno was a dual purpose patrol/narcotic detection canine until Valley Fever and Tick Fever made it necessary for his retirement in November of 2011. Bruno requires several expensive medications every month that his owner now must pay for. Please donate now to help canines like Bruno.
 

ALI

Ali is a German Shepherd who is retired from the United States Border Patrol.  Ali suffers from Spondylosis and rear assembly degeneration which requires daily dosages of Rimadyl and Tramadol. Additionally, Ali needs immediate surgery to correct a perineal hernia.  The hernia has torn some of his pelvic wall and is prohibitinig him from defecating.  The veterinarian estimates the surgery will cost around $3,000.00.  Please donate to help canines like Ali. 

BULLET

Bullet is a retired United States Border Patrol detection canine.  Canine Bullet entered on duty in 2004 and spent the majority of his career working in Indio, California until transferring to Blaine, Washington.  Bullet was medically retired from duty due to age and diagnosis of Ehrlichiosis.

DUKE

Duke is a retired detection canine from the USBP.  He is currently enjoying retirement in New Hamphshire.

Duke had a tumor (benign) on his spleen that ruptured resulting in emergency surgery.  Retired Paws was able to pay for the total cost of the surgery.  Duke’s owner was going through some very difficult times financially due to his own medical expenses. 

 

NICO

Nico is a retired detection canine from the Honolulu Police Department.  Nico suffered from heat stroke and now experiences seizures.  He is required to take monthly medication to control his seizures.  Please consider donating to help canines like Nico. 

THOR

Thor was a patrol canine for a police department in Illinois.  He served with this handler for almost 7 years before retiring after being diagnosed with Degenerative Myelopathy. 

Retired Paws was able to pay for water therapy and supplements to hopefully increase Thor’s mobility and increase his quality of life. 

 

MAX

Max is a retired canine from the United States Border Patrol. He entered on duty with the Border Patrol in 2007 and worked in Detroit Michigan his entire career. Max was trained and certified to detect concealed humans and narcotics. In 2011 he was diagnosed with a medical condition Degenerative Lumbosacral Stenosis and underwent surgery.  After numerous months of rehabilitation he was unable to continue his service and was retired. In November of 2013 Max experienced an episode of torsion requiring emergency surgery. He is expected to have a full recovery. Please donate to help canines like Max!

RUDY

Rudy is a retired patrol canine from Huntington Beach, CA Police Department.  He served his country for 8 outstanding years.  He was retird in September of 2011 due to an injury he sustained at work while training to locate a felony subject. Now Rudy has severe arthritis in both his elbows, his right wrist, spine, and hips.  Tendons in both his knees are damaged too. This has caused weakness in his back end to the point he keeps his tail down all the time because he is too weak to lift it.  A few months ago he was diagnosed with Fibrotic Myopathy of the right semintendonosis (the tendon in this rear leg).  It causes him to "throw" this leg forward to walk and recently the left semitendonosis began showing signs of FM. This aggravates the other injuries. He became wobbly and would occasionally loose his balance and fall.  Retired Paws is glad we are able to assist Rudy with laser therapy to ease some of his joint pain.  Please donate to help canines like Rudy.

ARVI

Arvi is a retired dual purpose canine (Patrol/Narcotics Detection) from the Arizona Department of Corrections.  Toward the end of his career, Arvi was diagnosed with heart worms.  The heart worms were still affecting Arvi's health into retirmement, which resulted in costly medical bills.  Retired Paws is very happy to be able to assist Ariv's handler (now full time owner) pay for his medical bills. Please donate to help canines like Arvi.  

REX-CC

Rex-CC is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  Rex was retired in early 2014 after a tumor was discovered in his adrenal gland.  We are happy to say that the tumor is being treated with medication and Rex is doing very well!! He is enjoying retired life and living life to the fullest.  Please donate to help canines like Rex.

DONNA

Donna is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  She is loving her retired life, and enjoys spending time with the rest of her pack and handler.  Donna suffered from bloat a few years ago and requires special prescription food to keep her healthy. Retired Paws is happy to help her receive this food. Please donate to help canines like Donna!

MACHO-A

Macho-A is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  Macho has been enjoying the past few months of retirement living in southern Arizona with his handler. Unfortunately, on August 15, 2014, Macho was bitten by a diamondback rattlesnake while he was in his yard.  He was rushed to the emergency vet's office to be treated.  The venom was already having devastating effects on Macho.  He needed three vials of anti-venom to fully recover.  We are very glad to say that Macho is doing much better and is at home relaxing.  His vet bill was close to $4,000.00.  We at Retired Paws were very happy to assist in paying for his medical care.  Thank you to all our generous donors who make this possible.  

Please donate to help canines like Macho-A. 

RIGGS

Canine Riggs was retired from the Phoenix Police Department after serving for six years. Riggs was a dual purpose canine with both Patrol and Narcotic Detection Certifications.  He retired in September of 2013.  Riggs is enjoying his retirement but suffers from Valley Fever, seizures and skin aliments. Retired Paws is happy to help pay for his monthly medications, which can be very costly.  

Please donate to help retired canines like Riggs!!

SHANE

K9 Shane joined the Gurnee Police Department in 2006. Shane worked tirelessly for 8yrs with his partner and recently retired in June. Shane was certified in narcotics, patrol, cadaver, and track and trailing. Over the years Shane continued to work disregarding prostrate issues, allergies, and arthritis. As of recent, the pads on his elbows are constantly infected and have needed surgical repair. Due to being in an area prone to movement the repair is proving to be very difficult. Shane has undergone 2 surgeries since retiring and is now seeing a surgical specialist to help assist in keeping him as healthy and happy as possible. We at Retired Paws are very happy to assist Shane with his medical care. 

Donate now to help canines like Shane. Thank you!!

FLUP

Flup is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  He has been retired for several years and enjoying his retirement in sunny Arizona.  In December of 2014, a mast tumor was found in Flup's chest that needed to be removed.  The tumor was successfully removed and Flup is enjoying life to the fullest.  We at Retired Paws are extremely happy to help pay for Flup's medical bills.  

Please donate now to help canines like Flup!!!

 

AUSTEN 

Austen is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol. Austen has a tumor in his mouth which causes him discomfort at times. We are very happy to help pay for Austen's pain medications. Austen was responsible for seizing over 43,000 pounds of marijuana in his long career with the USBP!  

Please donate to help canines like Austen!

DERAM

Deram is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  He has been enjoying his retirement in sunny California the past few years.  Deram developed an "issue" with his "man parts" and needed emergency treatment.  It was a little sensitive in nature and we do not want to embarrass him by divulging too much information.  We were very happy to help Deram in his time of need.

Please donate to helps canines like Deram!!

GINO

Gino is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  He started his career in December of 2008 and worked in southern Arizona where he was very successful.  He needed to be retired in May of 2014 after he was diagnosed with Lumbar Spondylosis and it became too painful for him to work.  We at Retired Paws are very happy to assist Gino with his medical care and pain medication.

Please donate to help canines like Gino!

 

 

Rocky

Rocky is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  Rocky served faithfully for his handler for 9 years.  Rocky was retired from service in 2014 and is enjoying his free time in sunny California. Unfortunately, Rocky has developed severe arthritis and requires monthly pain medication to keep him comfortable.  We at Retired Paws are very happy to assist Rocky with his care.

 

Please donate to help canines like Rocky.  

Tad

Tad is another detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  He is currently retired and living in Texas with his handler.  After retirement, Tad developed spine issues that require laser therapy to ease his pain.  We are very pleased to assist with his care.  Thank you for all your support.

 

Please donate to help canines like Tad! 

AZIZ

Aziz is a retired tactical canine from the United States Secret Service.  Aziz completed the Tactical Canine Course at the James J. Rowley Training Center in Beltsville, Maryland on July 25, 2003.  Aziz had a distinguished career with the USSS.  He was the founding member of the first apprehension/tactical K9 class for the USSS and played an instrumental role in providing tactical response when neutralizing threats at the White House, Camp David, Crawford, Texas, and other protective venues.  Aziz retired in 2010 and started to develop bridging spondylitis.  

Retired Paws is honored to have helped pay for Aziz's medical bills to help with his degenerative spin disease. 

Please donate to help canines like Aziz!! 

CJ

CJ is a retired dual purpose (Patrol/Narcotics Detection) canine from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida.  CJ worked for his department and handler for a little over 8 years.  He was retired in March of 2015 due to age and a leg injury he sustained while tracking a suspect.  CJ is now living the good life soaking up the sun in Tampa.  CJ ruptured a blood vessel in his ear that required surgery.  We are very happy to assist CJ with his medical expenses.

Please donate now to help canines like CJ!  

MIKE-B

Mike-B is a retired patrol canine from the United States Border Patrol. He was partnered with his handler since July of 2010 and retired in January of 2015.  Mike-B was diagnosed with moderately severe dyspasia in the elbows of his front legs.  It was getting too painful for Mike-B to continue patrolling the rugged terrain of the Arizona landscape and it was in his best interest to retire him.

We at Retired Paws were very happy to assist in paying for surgery to repair some of the dysplasia in Mike-B's elbows.  We are glad to say he is doing well and enjoying his retirement.

Please donate to help canines like Mike-B!

UTAH

Utah is a retired explosives detection canine from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.  Utah served for 7 years and retired in 2012.  He supported numerous missions and conducted sweeps for Hillary Clinton, Dick Cheney, the U.S. Open, the Solheim Cup and major local events during his career.  Utah had a tumor growing on his gum that needed to be removed and he needed a tooth extracted.  Retired Paws was happy to help.  We are also glad to say he is doing well and recovering quickly.

 

Please donate to help canines like Utah!

DEUCE

Deuce is a 10-year-old retired dual purpose (Patrol/Detection) canine from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department.  Deuce retired after 8 years of dedicated service after suffering from arthritis and having shoulder surgery.  Since his retirement Deuce has had to have a second shoulder surgery and in October of 2015 he needed surgery to repair a ligament in his knee.  We are happy to help pay for Deuce's ligament surgery and are even more happy to say he is recovering well in sunny Florida, where he is enjoying his retirement.

Please donate now to help canines like Deuce!

LUNAR

Lunar is a retired detection canine from the Stark County Sheriff's Office in North Dakota. Lunar served his community for 7 years until he retired in September of 2014.  In December of 2015 Lunar lost a significant amount of weight and was having horrible stomach pain. He was diagnosed with Prostatitis and gastrointestinal disease.  Retired Paws is happy to assit paying for his medical bills and prescription food costs. 

Plesae donate now to help canines like Lunar!

ZEUS

Zeus is a retired dual purpose (Patrol/Narcotics) canine from the Lakeville Police Department in Minnesota.  He began serving his community in February of 2010 and retired in January of 2016 after being diagnosed with renal kidney failure.  Retired Paws is happy to assist with his care, and we are hoping Zeus enjoys a long, fun-filled retirement.

Please donate now to help canines like Zeus!!  

CHANGE

Change was a retired detection canine from U.S. Customs.  He worked in the Nogales, Arizona port of entry for six years.  He retired in March of 2011.  Unfortunately, in early 2016 Change was diagnosed with laryngial paralysis and he was having difficulty breathing.  Change went in for surgery in January and did not survive.  He was loved by many and had a terrific time being retired.

Although Change's surgery was unsuccessful, it was still costly. Retired Paws was able to assist in paying for his care.

Please donate to help canines like Change!!

KUBO

Kubo is a retired patrol canine from the United States Secret Service.

Kubo served as a tactical canine for the USSS from 2008 to 2016.  He helped provide a tactical reponse against potential threats at the White House, Camp David, and other protective venues both domestic and abroad.  Kubo was diagnosed with prostate cancer in February of 2016 and subsequently retired to begin treatment.

Kubo is responding to his treatment and his vets are very optimistic.  He is a true fighter.

Treating cancer aggressively is very expensive and we are happy to assist Kubo and his family with his medical expenses.

Please donate to help canines like Kubo!

CHAN

Chan is a retired detection canine from United States Customs. He worked in southern Arizona for six years before retiring in the spring of 2015.  In January 2016, his owner noticed a mass developing on Chan's neck that needed to removed.  Chan also had seven teeth that needed to be extracted.  Retired Paws is very happy to say that Chan's surgery went well and he is fully recovered.  He enjoys living his retired life in sunny Arizona.  We were happy to help.

Please donate to help canines like Chan!  

THUNDER

Thunder is a retired patrol canine from the Fairfax County Sheriff's Department.  While his owner was vacationing in Florida, Thunder developed bloat while he was in kennel facility.  Fortunately, the kennel staff recognized the symptoms and rushed Thunder to the vet.  We are happy to say that Thunder fully recovered but upon his owner's return, he was faced with a $6,000.00 vet bill.  We are very happy to help pay for Thunder's medical bills.

Please donate to help canines like Thunder!

BENY-A

Beny-A is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  Beny-A served his country for 8 years working in the Tucson Sector.  He was a fantastic working canine and partner.  He retired due to spondylitis and moved to California to enjoy his retirement.  Retired Paws is glad we are able to assist in paying for Beny-A's medical bills.

Please donate to help canines like Beny-A!

TOSKA-B

Toska-B is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  Toska-B began service in 2010 and worked in the Laredo Sector.  Unfortunately, Toska-B was diagnosed with cancer after her retirement.  Due to the aggressive nature of the cancer, her leg needed to be amputated.  Chemotherapy will be started shortly.  She is fighter and we are all optimistic.  

Retired Paws is happy to assist in any way we can.

Please donate now to help canines like Toska-B!

REX-XX

Rex-xx is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol. Rex worked for over 6 years protecting this country. Unfortunately, Rex was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer earlier this year (2016). He gave it all he had, but Heaven gained a new warrior.

I was saddened to hear of Rex's passing.  He was an awesome working canine, and I actually had the privilege of training him when I became an instructor for the USBP.  He was your typical crazy Mal!

RIP Rex-xx!! You will be missed.

Retired Paws was happy to help pay for some of Rex's medical bills.

Please donate now to help canines like Rex-xx!

LEO

Leo is a retired detection canine from United States Customs.  Leo worked in a very busy port-of-entry in Southern Arizona.  He is now retired and enjoying his time living as a pet with his handler. Leo was retired after being diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis and requires daily medication to keep him happy and healthy.

Retired Paws is happy to help.

Please donate now to help canines like Leo!

TJANDO

Tjando is a retired dual purpose canine from the Yavapai Police Department in Arizona.  He was a fantastic working canine and partner.  Tjando was in service from 2007 until March of 2015.  Throughout his career, Tjando was responsible for seizing approximatley $350,000 in currency, 40 pounds of methamphetamine, and 400 pounds of marijuana.  He was loved by many children.  Tjando recently suffered from a hernia which needed surgery.  We were very happy to pay for his medical bills.  Tjando is doing well and recoving at home.  He loves the retired life!

Please donate now to help canines like Tjando!

AJAX

Ajax is a retired dual purpose canine from the Chesapeake Police Department in Virginia.  He retired from service in October of 2014. In June of 2016, Ajax broke his ankle and needed surgery. He also suffered from complications from the anesthesia and almost didn't recover. Thankfully, he is a fighter and pulled through.  I'm happy to say that he is recovering at home and still enjoying the retired life.

Please donate to help canines like Ajax!

SUE

Sue is a retired detection canine from the Bureau of Indian Affairs.  She worked for the BIA in North Dakota from 2010 until 2014 when she was retired due to hip dysplasia.  Sue was adopted by a her handler's coworker after she retired, and immediately became part of the family.

At the end of July of 2016, Sue collapsed at home and needed to be rushed to the emergency vet's office where she needed immediate care due to heat exhaustion.  It was also discovered that Sue had an enlarged heart.

We are happy to say that after two days at the vet's office, Sue recovered fully and is expected to do very well. 

We at Retired Paws were glad we could pay for her medical bills.

 

Please donate to help canines like Sue!!

KIRBY

Kirby is a retired detection canine from the Bensalem Police Department (PA).  Kirby worked from March of 2006 until June of 2014.  Kirby was assigned to the DEA Task Force for most of her career where she was responsible for seizing over $100 million dollars in drugs.  She won the American Kennel Club Award for Canine Excellence in 2012!  She is a great dog.

In August of 2016, it was discovered that a tumor was growing on her toe and it needed to be amputated.  We are happy to say the surgery went well and Kirby is recovering at home. 

Retired Paws was glad we could pay for her medical bills.

Please donate to help canines like Kirby!

BLITZ

Blitz is a retired dual purpose (Detection/Patrol) canine from the Pima County Sheriff's Office (AZ). Blitz worked with PCSO from November 2010 until April 2016.  He was retired due to a series of health problems: degenerative arthritis in his spine, parianal fistula, and valley fever.  He requires daily medicaiton.

During his tenure with PCSO, Blitz responded to over 400 calls for service! What an asset he was to the great state of Arizona!

We are happy to say that Blitz is enjoying his retirement with his handler and family.  We are glad we can assist Blitz with his medical bills.

Please donate to help canines like Blitz.

 

Heidi

Heidi is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  She served her country for 6 years in Yuma, Arizona.  Sadly, Heidi was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer and her handler made the very hard decision to not let her suffer any longer.  Heidi was a sweetheart, a fantastic detection canine, and part of the family.  She will be greatly missed.

Retired Paws hates when our four-legged heroes have to venture over the Rainbow Bridge, but we know she is pain free and chasing plenty of rabbits on the other side.

Retired Paws was able to pay Heidi's medical bills.

Please donate to help retired canines like Heidi.  

MAX

Max is a retired dual purpose canine from the Pima County Sheriff's Department (AZ). Max served his community for 6 years before retiring in April of 2016. He is enjoying his time at home with his family. Max requires daily medication to control his thyroid and liver levels.  These medications can be quite costly. Retired Paws is happy to assist in paying for Max's medical bills.

Please donate to help canines like Max!

DARGO

Dargo is a retired dual purpose (Patrol/Narcotics) canine from the Pima County Sheriff's Office (AZ). Dargo was in service from August of 2010 until September of 2014.  During his career, Dargo was responsible for seizing over 40,000 pounds of marijuana and apprehending over 300 people while working with the United States Border Patrol. 

We are happy to pay for Dargo's veterinarian costs.

Please donate to help canines like Dargo.

VENO

Veno is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  He worked in southern Texas from 2010 until 2015.  He was a valuable asset to his station and country.  Unfortunately, in September of 2016, Veno suffered from torsion and was rushed into surgery; despite all efforts, Veno succumbed to his injuries.  RIP Veno.

Retired Paws is always saddened to hear such terrible news, but we are happy to help in the time of need.

JUDY

Judy is a retired detection canine from United States Customs.  She worked in Southern Arizona from September 2005 through September 2014 and retired due to her age.  In October of 2016, Judy's nose began to crack and dry out and she needed to see a vet.  We are happy to say that the ointment is working and Judy is feeling much better.  She is still enjoying her retirement at the age of 14!!

We are happy to assist Judy with her medical bills.

Please donate to help canines like Judy!

ELVIS-B

Retired United States Border Patrol Canine Elvis-B proudly represented and worked in both Tucson and Big Bend Sectors. He served his country from March of 2008 through August of 2012. In 2012, Elvis was diagnosed with Vestibular Syndrome after suffering a neurological stroke.  This and his on-going hip and eye problems resulted in his early retirement.

In November of 2016, Elvis suffered from bloat and required emergency surgery.  We all know bloat can be fatal if not treated quickly... the surgery was over $4,000.00!  We are very happy to say that Elvis is doing well and recovering at home. Retied Paws was happy to assist with his medical care.

Please donate to help canines like Elvis!

REX-II

Rex-II is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  He served in the Detroit Sector from September of 2007 through October of 2015.  In November of 2016, Rex suffered from bloat and needed emergency treatment.  Bloat can be extremely fatal if not treated quickly.  We are happy to announce that Rex survived and is recovering at home.  Retired Paws was happy to assist with his medical care.

Please donate now to help canines like Rex.

KUBA

Kuba is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  Kuba worked in the Tucson Sector from June of 2009 until November of 2012.  In November of 2016, Kuba became lame on his rear-right leg and would not place any weight on it. He needed to see a vet to diagnose the issue.  Kuba had an inflamed hock and needed pain medication and rest for 21 days.  We are happy to help with his care and to say he is getting better.

Please donate now to help canines like Kuba!

IDA

Ida is a retired detection canine from U.S. Customs.  Ida worked in the Calexico, California port-of-entry from 2008-2009.  During her short career, Ida was responsible for numerous drug seizures.  She retired early due to problems with the pads of her feet.

In December of 2016, Ida's owner came home and realized Ida had a broken hind leg.  He rushed her to the vet and it was determined that Ida had cancer and the leg needed to be amputated.  Fortunately, the cancer did not spread to the rest of her body.

Ida's leg was amputated and we are happy to say she is expected to make a full recovery. She is doing very well and is still enjoying her retirement.

Please donate now to help canines like Ida!

BOY

Boy is a retired detection canine from U.S. Customs. He served in the Laredo, Texas port-of-entry from December 24, 2011, until November 23, 2015.  Boy was responsible for thousands of pounds of narcotics being seized.

In December of 2016, an X-Ray revealed a mass in Boy's lung.  The vet believes it is cancer. He is being treated with medication to make breathing easier.  Boy is scheduled to see an internal medicine specialist in the near future.

Boy is a fighter and we are wishing the best for him.

Retired Paws is happy to assist with his medical care.

Please donate now to help canines like Boy!

LAURA

Laura is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol. She worked from April of 2010 until June of 2016 at the Murrieta Border Patrol Station.  Laura's most significant seizure was 19,439 pounds of marijuana which resulted in the discovery of an international border tunnel.  Laura assisted in the seizure of currency and narcotics valued at $18,242,634 during her career.  What a fantastic dog!

Laura suffers from Fibrosis of the liver and requires monthly medication to keep her alive. 

Retired Paws is happy to asssit with her medical bills.

Please donate to help canines like Laura!

SHARI

Shari is a retired patrol canine from the United States Border Patrol.  Shari worked with the Tucson Sector Border Patrol Tactical Unit from June of 2013 until October of 2016 and was the first female patrol canine in the USBP!!

She assisted in 225 human apprehensions, nearly 8,000 pounds of marijuana being seized, and 11 physical apprehensions.  She is a "badass!"

Shari has been enjoying her well deserved retirement, but unfortunately, in early March of 2017 she needed surgery to repair a hematoma and have a mass removed.

We are happy to say she is doing well and recovering. We at Retired Paws are happy to assist with her medical bills.

Please donate to help canines like Shari!

RUGER

Ruger was a retired patrol canine from the United States Border Patrol.  On February 17, 2017, Ruger was laid peacefully to rest surrounded by friends and family. 

Ruger was definitely a unique canine with a great personality.  He was an incredible working dog, partner, and friend to his handler.

He will be dearly missed by all that knew him. 

As much as I hate posting these kind of stories, I'm glad Retired Paws was able to assist with his care.  

BARRY

Barry is a retired detection canine from U.S. Customs.  He worked at the Port of Champlain in New York from October of 2006 until September of 2013.  During his very successful career, Barry was responsible for seizing tens of millions of dollars worth of narcotics, and he was the first canine on the northern border to find two humans being smuggled on a boat!

Since retiring, Barry moved to Texas to relax and enjoy his well-deserved retirement.  Unfortunately, in March of 2017, Barry was diagnosed with herniated discs in his back and neck which caused him terrible pain and lameness in his front and rear legs.  He was almost completely immobile.  Barry needed to have surgery to improve his quality of life. 

Barry underwent a six hour surgery and we are very happy to say he is doing well and recovering.  He has regained a lot of mobility in his front legs and he is able to get up on his own.  He is improving every day.  This was not a cheap operation and Retired Paws was happy to assist.

Please donate to help canines like Barry!

LUCKY-A

Lucky-A is a retired detection canine from the United States Border Patrol.  Lucky proudly worked in the Tucson Sector from April of 2010 until December of 2016.

While Lucky was in service, he was known for being a fantastic tracking canine and was responsible for thousands of pounds of narcotics being taken off the streets. He was a loyal companion and friend to his handler.

Unfortunately, in March of 2017, Lucky fell ill and stopped eating.  A veterinarian located a tumor next to Lucky's heart and it was in the best interest of Lucky to have him peacefully laid to rest. Lucky crossed the rainbow bridge surrounded by family.

Retired Paws was able to assist with Lucky's care.

Please donate to help canines like Lucky!  

If you know of any other retired canine, from any agency,
please email me at bill.akins@retiredpaws.org.
I will be happy to put him or her on the webpage.