To know a German shepherd is to love them. Their love and loyalty are unmatched. As working dogs, they make the best partners. As pets, they make the best friends. For German shepherd lovers, there is no greater breed in the world.
As working dogs, they excel at law enforcement and spend their days alongside their handlers working to keep their community safe. They may even risk their lives for their partners and to protect those they serve. This creates a special bond between officers and their K9’s that grows deep and doesn’t end just because a dog is no longer able to serve the department.
Take this police dog named WangWang, for example. WangWang is a sniffer dog who worked at security checkpoints in Henan Province in Central China. She was retired due to her age and adopted out to a family rather than being adopted by her handler. According to Xichuan Police:
"Police dogs are generally well-fed at the training center but our officers could not dedicate their time to play or exercise with retired dogs. They will be better looked after in a suitable family than staying in the training center."
Although her handler could no longer work with her, he never forgot her. Wanting to visit his 8-year-old partner, while out on patrol one day in her neighborhood, he stopped by her home to say hello and this video was recorded of their sweet reunion.
As WangWang runs to him, it’s obvious that she remembered him too. Looking happy and healthy, albeit a bit older, the dog is ecstatic to see him and looks as if to be crying happy tears as she rolls over and offers her belly to her old friend.
He wrote of the reunion:
"Wangwang's hair is turning white but she is well fed, she is getting fat." Viewers can see she is plump and beautiful with glossy fur and good health. However, it is a big deal to leave a furry pal behind. It is always hard to bid farewell to your buddy.”
It is heartwarming to see that these two still share a special bond that cannot be broken with the passage of time. We thank them for their service and hope you’ll share their sweet reunion with your family and friends.