2 dogs donated to Tennessee Highway Patrol for K-9 units
Apr 14, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Highway Patrol says it has received a donation of two dogs for its K-9 drug detection units.
Highway patrol officials say Nashville K-9 LLC donated a Dutch shepherd named “Duke” and a German shepherd named Pito, at no cost to taxpayers.
The dogs will be assigned to a handler and the team will undergo 10 weeks of training, specifically in drug detection.
The highway patrol says it has 34 K-9 certified units working in the state.
Officials said the estimated value of the dogs is $18,000. According to its web site, Nashville K-9 trains dogs for police work, search and rescue, and personal protection.