What Happens to Retired K9s

By: Valerie Bragg Email
By: Valerie Bragg Email
The Webb County Sheriff


LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) - What happens to K9’s after they retired. KGNS spent the morning with Aaron, a K9 recently retired from the sheriff’s office.

"His favorite game is his toy. Just throw the toy and he gets crazy for it...and walk."

Aaron served the Webb county sheriff’s office for five years. He is specialized to detect bombs and explosives. Everyday he would go to work with his handler, Deputy Luis Agredano. Now that he is retired, Aaron gets to stay home and enjoy the retired life.

"In my case, I decided to adopt him. He's a very playful dog, now he's part of my family. It feels good to be there with our families.”

When police dogs retire, their K9 handler has the option to adopt them. For Deputy Agredano, adoption of his co-worker, and friend was the only option. Aaron enjoys being pet, taking walks in the park and of course his playtime.

"He plays a lot. He gets along with people. He can go to schools, I can do presentations with him...he feels like he's happy."

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