York Regional Police welcomed some adorable new additions to the team on Monday afternoon, and the ceremony’s photos are swoon-worthy.
Hux and York, two new police service dogs, graduated into the services’s Canine Unit alongside their respective handlers, Constable Mark Hansen and Constable Zach Leece.
Photos of the celebration show the officers kneeling beside their four-legged colleagues, all looking proud in front of the camera.
CANINE GRAD: This afternoon we were proud to welcome our newest additions to the Canine Unit – handlers Constable Zack Leece and Constable Mark Hansen and their Police Service Dogs York and Hux. And yes, both German Shepherds were very good boys during their graduation ceremony. pic.twitter.com/gPR3A8nYp6
— York Regional Police (@YRP) January 20, 2020
Both one-year-old and born in Slovakia, the dogs are now officially trained in tracking, building and area search, evidence location, obedience, and criminal apprehension.
One response to the series of images zooms in on York staring up at his handler in — what appears to be — absolute awe. Or maybe it’s puppy love?
Proud moment (oh. I think he luvs Ü) 😊😊😊😊😊❤️🐶❤️😊😊😊😊 pic.twitter.com/TrP3nD26WA
— AnnieBodyCaNaDa (@AnnieBodyCanada) January 20, 2020
Either way, the captures of the furry additions being welcomed to the team make for a solid reason to smile on a Tuesday morning.