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
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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. Subscribe