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The nose knows!

A six-month-old former rescue puppy has landed on his paws after being snapped up by Warwickshire Police to start training as an explosive sniffer dog.

Cocker Spaniel Chester was being looked after by the team at Dogs Trust Kenilworth when his potential for a career with the police was spotted by the team who thought he’d flourish in a working environment. They contacted the police force and he is now living with police dog handler PC Matt Phillips, and his three other police dogs, Delta, Bliss and Kayla who is now retired.

Chester has started some light training before the real work begins next year.

PC Phillips said:

“The hope is he will become my explosives search dog. Currently I’m getting him socialised with animals and people and putting him in new situations like going on a train and to the airport.”

Chester was handed into Dogs Trust Kenilworth after he became too much for his owners but he now has a hopeful future of vital service ahead of him.

Emma Healey, Manager at Dogs Trust Kenilworth, said:

“It’s great that Chester’s energy is being put into something worthwhile and we’re confident that he’ll have a happy and fulfilled life and a wonderful home life too with Matt, his family and his other dogs. He has so much potential and we have our fingers crossed hoping he’ll pass his training with flying colours. We can’t wait to hear how he gets on!”

If you’d like to adopt a dog from our Kenilworth rehoming centre please call 01926 569236.