More retired sniffer dogs find homes in HDB flats

Adoptions under Project Adore's K-9 scheme have gone up this year; more dogs eligible too

Ms Jillian Lim and her husband Kenneth Christopher Meals with their nine-year-old labrador retriever Blitz, whom they adopted last year under Project Adore's K-9 scheme for retired sniffer dogs.
Ms Jillian Lim and her husband Kenneth Christopher Meals with their nine-year-old labrador retriever Blitz, whom they adopted last year under Project Adore's K-9 scheme for retired sniffer dogs.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Arriving at her new home for the first time, Blitz, a labrador retriever who was then eight years old, proceeded to conduct a thoroughly professional search of the Housing Board flat in Teck Whye.

It was what she had been trained to do for most of her life as a narcotics sniffer dog in the Singapore Police Force's (SPF) K-9 unit, and Blitz was nothing if not a model professional.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 14, 2020, with the headline 'More retired sniffer dogs find homes in HDB flats'. Print Edition | Subscribe