Adorable Pooch Fired From Police Force For Being Too Friendly Lands A Better Job
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When six-week-old Gavel arrived at the Government House, the official residence of the Governor of Queensland, in April 2016, everyone thought it would be for just a short period. The adorable purebred German Shepherd was, after all, being trained to become a Queensland Police Service (QPS) dog to help officials chase down criminals. Given that five members of his extended family are currently in the force, there was little doubt of his success.
However, just weeks into the puppy’s 16-week-long training, the enforcement agency decided he was too sociable to be a crime fighter and “fired” him. But as it turned out, Gavel was destined for bigger things. For when Paul de Jersey, the governor of Queensland, heard about the situation, he instantly “hired” the friendly pup to be the state’s first Vice-Regal dog (VRD).
The newly created position, for which Gavel had to sign a special contract, is perfect for the friendly dog. His duties include welcoming tour groups and hobnobbing with famous guests alongside the governor and his wife at official functions. When on duty, the VRD sports a custom-made Government House coat emblazoned with the Governor's Personal Standard, the St Edward's Crown, and the brolga, the official bird emblem of Queensland!
During his free time, Gavel, whose tale has gone viral on social media, solicits belly rubs from adoring staff members and explores the Government House’s 10 acres of bushland! Sounds like the perfect dog’s life to us!
Resources: telegraph.co.uk,travelandleisure.com, smh.com.au
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- They did the wrong thing, firing a poor pooch bc he's cute, but at least he got a better life.
- Well, they did the right thing too
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- sophia2023about 1 monthOmggggggggg I want a German shepherd
- alexa_raindeer8 monthsThat`s so mean to fire that dog just because he so cute!!! A random German Shepard saved my life from 3 coyotes So we took him in and named him cash luv u boy it was heart breaking and they are awful to fire him train him for search and rescue!! That's mean that they fired him!! That dog is SO CUTE!!!!!!! awww, so cuuuuute!
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- deafgirlhistory9 monthsThat`s so mean to fire that dog just because he so cute!!!
- broedel12 monthsA random German Shepard saved my life from 3 coyotes So we took him in and named him cash luv u boy
- deafgirlhistory9 monthsWHAT!? Wow...this is so cool!
- jazhollandlops10 monthsCool!
- jumpabout 1 yearit was heart breaking and they are awful to fire him train him for search and rescue!!
- connie12about 1 yearThat's mean that they fired him!!
- connie12about 1 yearThat dog is SO CUTE!!!!!!!
- cr3757over 1 yearSo cute💜💖