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Posted: 4/12/2006 5:13:26 PM EDT
About 3 weeks ago I was working mids, it was freezing and just storming like crazy. At 0430 hrs I was parked in a closed gas station to stay out of the rain (under the awning). While I was running radar there I caught some movement out in the intersection to my front. It was hard to see because of the storm, it was really comin down.

Sure enough, it was a big ass dog in the middle of an unlight intersection with cars coming!!

I immediately put my spot on him so the cars could see him and jumped out of the car. I called it over (hoping this big dog wouldn't chomp my nuts off). He came right over. Poor thing was soaked, shaking & was more than happy to jump in the back seat of the car.

He was out like a light in 5 minutes. He had to have been out all night.

I called dispatch, nobody had reported a missing rot, the dog had no tags. But I tell ya, this guy was an absolute sweetheart, just as friendly as could be. I live near my patrol area, so my new partner & I picked up a doggy bed and a towel. I then took him back to our DPW building, dried him off & fed him.

He ended up being my partner for the rest of the shift. My sarge wasn't real pleased with the wet-dog smell in the car but WTF.

AFTER A WEEK, NOBODY CLAIMED THIS DOG!

I made sure the pound was not going to put him down. I picked him up a week later, got him all of his shots, & got him a doggy bath. I really just enjoyed having him around, unfortunately I already have a lab. Another big dog just wouldn't fly. My buddy, a LEO in the neighboring city was more than happy to give him a new home.

Meet MAX!






Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:15:30 PM EDT
Good work Cleaner!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:16:06 PM EDT
i am glad he found a home. he looks like a great dog.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:17:12 PM EDT
Good looking dog.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:17:57 PM EDT
Looks like a great dog. Kudos to you for taking care of him instead of giving him to the pound...and oh, in before the "cop shoots dog" comments.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:19:30 PM EDT
Looks like he has a bit of Rottie in him....Better put him down before he becomes an 'assault dog'........
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:20:27 PM EDT
You did a good thing!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:21:26 PM EDT
Nice dog and probably expensive too!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:21:48 PM EDT
You rock. That story made my day.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:22:11 PM EDT
Mad Max?
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:24:54 PM EDT
nice looking dog. I would guess lab/rott mix
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:24:59 PM EDT
You didn't draw down?

Just kidding!

Good save; he's a great looking dog, and I'm glad he has a good home.

Richard
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:26:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mattja:
You rock. That story made my day.


What he said. Great-looking dog.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:26:37 PM EDT
You are a good person.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:27:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 5:27:27 PM EDT by THR-Thumper]
He looks a lot like my buddy:

With my nephew:



With me:



Trying to look tough:


Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:27:42 PM EDT
Looks kinda like my dog when we got him from the pound.

Carter now weighs 90 lbs
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:28:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 5:28:56 PM EDT by ChrisLe]
Great job!! Definitely made my day!

Being the proud owner of three Rotties, I can safely say your buddy is going to love having one around.....
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:30:00 PM EDT
you are a good man
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:30:21 PM EDT
Good looking dog, you did good.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 5:58:26 PM EDT
Nice work, officer....
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:00:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 6:18:50 PM EDT by nashgill]

Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
He looks a lot like my buddy:



I have a thing for Rotties, but not for ballsacks.

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:00:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:02:45 PM EDT
well done!!!


Mike
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:13:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Defcon:
Have you had him scanned for a chip? Also, have you checked the ears for a tattoo?

Thanks for taking care of the poor guy.




Hopefully the pound thought of this.

I hate to see dogs in traffic. Thanks for watching out.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:16:43 PM EDT
Good job officer!

Jasmine approves!




Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:17:09 PM EDT
I love dogs..

Good job.. There is a theory in the science community that dogs and humans have been together so long that we are naturally drawn to each other... I forget exactly but something along those lines..
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:20:06 PM EDT
Sounds like a good find.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:23:34 PM EDT
Good on you thecleaner

GM
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:24:24 PM EDT
Good on ya Cleaner!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:27:36 PM EDT
Job well done! Thanks for caring!!!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:27:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 6:27:52 PM EDT by viper5194]
You just made my night. If I had room and lots of money id take every dog I could. They are indeed mans best friend.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:27:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:34:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ChrisLe:
Great job!! Definitely made my day!




+1
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:38:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By nashgill:

Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
He looks a lot like my buddy:



I have a thing for Rotties, but not for ballsacks.

66.246.128.227/tankparkerresized.jpg



Yeah, those bad boys are long gone now, though. He doesn't seem to miss them.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:39:46 PM EDT
Fantastic. Good job.

AP
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:39:52 PM EDT
Thats a nice looking dog.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:42:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By THR-Thumper:
img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/THR-Thumper/tankparkerresized.jpg



That is an absolute priceless pic.

AP
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:43:52 PM EDT
We need more cops like you.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 6:44:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:08:05 PM EDT
Most likely some ghetto dwellers from the nearest big city dumped him there. Happens all the time around here.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:16:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 7:18:05 PM EDT by Citabria7GCBC]
were you running radar in the rain? DID I just read that?


Braver than I thats fer sure



ETA: Good job, great looking dog btw
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:23:04 PM EDT
Thanks for being a great guy, that was a really good deed.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:36:09 PM EDT
Wait a second, a LEO saw a dog and didn't shoot him? What's ARFCOM coming to?



Jus­t kidding Nice work.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:40:37 PM EDT
No shots, huh Mace? What about this admission right here:


Originally Posted By thecleaner:

I picked him up a week later, got him all of his shots, & got him a doggy bath.



See... another cop that just can't resist shooting a dog.


Good call, cleaner. Glad he found a home.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:54:52 PM EDT
Good Deal!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:28:06 PM EDT
Good work, sir!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:42:27 PM EDT
I dont have time to read the post but by the looks of the pics -think you saved the dog and brought him into your loving family.
Great - I love dogs way more than I love humans, they are loyal to the end and ask for nothing in return but give affection 24/7.

If you need any dog related Info IM me - I have had many large breeds including my current English Mastiff named Glory

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:50:52 PM EDT

the black lab in the kennel next to the house we worked at all day today ( it must have been almost 80 degrees ) had NO water in its kennel all day... twice i entered the kennel to grab its bucket and took it to the customers house to fill it, dog was thirsty as hell... it was pretty skinny, no food in the kennel... quite a sweet heart though- the neighboors didnt say it was neglected but... i felt that it was. i kinda wanted to take the thing home, but it wasnt mine to take.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:57:32 PM EDT
Beautiful dog and great job on the rescue. Definately looks like a mix breed.

No Expert

Michigan guy and Rottie owner (although she probably owns me)
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 9:57:32 PM EDT
Makes me miss my Rottie, Zeus!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 10:29:03 PM EDT
Lucky dog, Good job...
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