Greg LaLonde

Thanks for checking out the Retired Paws website.  I have been with the U.S. Border Patrol for 13 years.  I have been working as a detection canine handler for 6 years and two years ago I received my canine instructor certification.  There is nothing that I don’t love about the K-9 world.Read More

Hal Henning

I spent spent 10+ years working K9 and being part of the USPCA Region 12 & 18 in the state of Minnesota. My K9 partner Brandi needed medical procedures that we couldn’t afford at the time and Retired Paws helped with those bills. I was so moved by the vision and mission of Retired Paws that I volunteered to do marketing and fundraising. I was honored to be made a voting board member in 2017. I look forward to the opportunity to continue helping more of our 4 legged heroes.

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Chris Dudding

Thank you for your interest in Retired Paws!  I am a U.S. Border Patrol Agent and have been a canine handler for 11 years.  I became a canine instructor in 2007 and I am also a National Police Canine Association Certifying Official.  During my canine career, I have had the honor to be the handler for three different canines.Read More

Bill Akins

Thank you for visiting Retired Paws.  In July of 2011 I had an idea to help retired law enforcement canines; with a lot of help from many people my idea became a reality.  I am currently a United States Border Patrol Agent Canine Instructor.  I have been working with detection canines for over 10 years and I love everything about the canine program.  Throughout my career working with canines, I have become amazed and I am in awe of some of the capabilities that these four-legged heroes can do.  I know there were times my canine probably saved my life and some of the lives of the Agents that I was working with. I feel a great sense of gratitude to my partner, but I also feel I owe her something for everything that she has done for me and this country. I wanted to set up this organization to aid the canines once they retire from law enforcement to help them live a better life.Read More

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