When Wangwang, an eight-year-old retired police dog, saw her loving handler for the first time since June 2019, she sobbed with joy.
Xichuan Police shared a video of the dog sprinting up to her former handler and rolling around in delight for tummy rubs on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok. At one point, Wangwang appears to be crying, and she isn’t the only one.
‘Wangwang’s hair is turning white, but she is well-nourished and gaining weight,’ read the video’s commentary. Wangwang worked as a sniffer dog for the Xichuan Police at security checkpoints in Henan Province, central China, according to the Daily Star.
Since her retirement, she has found her forever home, despite the fact that she was separated from her handler in the process. Users on Douyin remarked on how nutritious the video was. One commenter remarked, “The dog is welling up.” Please take good care of her because dogs make excellent friends!’
Someone more said, ‘You can sense how much Wangwang misses her handler.’ You can understand when the dog greets you from behind.’ When asked why the handler wasn’t able to stay with the dog, Xichuan Police replied it was due to time constraints.
‘Police dogs are generally fed adequately at the training center, but our officers were unable to devote their time to play or exercise with retired dogs,’ the statement said, adding that retired police canines would be ‘better cared for by a family rather than the training center.’
Wangwang may be missing her handler, but I’m sure she’s having a great time with her new family. An Australian police dog has been patrolling the country’s waters and making new friends while Wangwang takes a break after several years of service.
PD Mako stumbled upon a pair of dolphins while on duty and got completely charmed with them. When Mako, who is splashing in the water, notices them, he starts pacing up and down.
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