New member to the JSS family
As you all know, our school is lucky enough to have Senior Constable Ben Harm as our Adopt-a-Cop. We are now very excited to say we now have our very own Adopt-a-Police Puppy – Elroy.
Elroy is an 11 week old black German Shepherd puppy and will be fostered by Senior Constable Ben’s family for the next 12-18 months as part of the Queensland Police Service’s puppy development program.
Under the program, specially bred puppies are sent to temporary homes so that they can learn the socialisation skills necessary to become part of the community, and to ensure they are well equipped to become fully fledged police dogs.
Every three to four weeks, he will head back to Dog Squad HQ at Oxley for a few days at puppy training school.
Elroy was born in early September as part of the “E” litter (all puppies - six males and six female – have names starting with E). He comes from good stock - his father, Xander, is a very successful police dog based in Cairns.
Elroy will be a regular visitor to the school - he’s already had a tour of the school office (and his first visit to the Principal’s office!).
Be sure to say hello (and have a pat) if you see Elroy around.