Dogs aren’t uncommon in a work environment—there are therapy dogs, police dogs, and hunting dogs.
For a northern Ohio police department, it might have had a similar thought when adopting a dog.
Since the adoption of the 4-month-old Chihuahua, named Zorro, he has had a positive impact on both the police officers as well as the people in the community.
The Chihuahua lives with the chief and his family, which includes another dog.
When Police Chief Casey Joy found out about the displaced animals as a result of Hurricane Florence, he was inspired to adopt a dog from Petfinder.
It was through Petfinder that he was able to adopt Zorro, the dog that the chief fell in love with.
Joy fits Zorro in a special police K-9 vest made by a resident and takes the Chihuahua on patrols, and as a result, the dog has made a big different in the village.
The police officers have said that Zorro has relieved their workday stress, as well as cheering up the public.
After his training to become a therapy dog, Zorro will be visiting nursing homes, hospitals, and hospice facilities.