Behold, the most perfect trio since Neapolitan ice cream: dogs, police officers and Canadians. You read that correctly. The Vancouver Police Department has continued its tradition of a K9 calendar and the newest edition does not disappoint! Feast your eyes on these badass four-legged heroes. They’re crime-fighting, fun-loving, supermodels here to rock your world… or at least your monthly schedule.
“The dog pictures calendar was started in 2009 by retired Vancouver Police Sergeant Mike Anfield in honor of his wife, VPD Constable Candy Anfield who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004,” Social Media Liaison officer for the Vancouver Police Department, Anne-Marie Clark told Bored Panda.
They’re Ready For Their Close Up!
The department leaked some behind the scenes footage before the calendars officially went on sale this week. Turns out these pups really know how to have a good time! After all, what’s life if it’s all work and no play?
“The police dogs all followed their handlers’ instructions during the photoshoots and were good dogs. You can see their personalities showing through in the pics. PSD Brando really is as cool as he looks with his sunglasses on… PSD Jack takes his job seriously and is always determined to get to the truth when it comes to interviewing suspects,” said Anne-Marie Clark.
These tail waggin’ models are in such high demand that they have raised over $200,000 since 2010! Proceeds go to the BC Cancer Foundation and the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. Unsurprisingly, the department sold out of all 11,500 calendars last year.
“Wow, we had 2,400 people visit this page in the last month. We have printed and sold literally all of the 11,500 calendars! We can’t thank all of the k9 fans and dog calendar supports out there,” they announced on their Vancouver Police Dogs Calendar Facebook page at the time.
Finding Time For Fun While Keeping The City Safe
Although it may look like these protective pups enjoy soaking up the sun, chilling at coffee shops and taking joy rides around town, they are actually really busy. The department has fifteen K9s who work diligently to apprehend criminals, detect explosives, perform search missions and recover evidence and firearms. The Canine Unit responds to over 10,000 calls each year! They seem to find a good work/life balance despite their full-time workload and modeling side hustle.
Committing a crime is not recommended but if wanting to snuggle these fun-loving K9s is against the law, then I’m guilty as charged! Look at Mr. Steal Your Girl right here.
Calendars can be purchased here. They cost just $15.00 and go to a pawsitively awesome cause!
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