Stray Dog Kept Stopping By Police Department, So The Officers Gave Him A Job

The officers adopted the dog and even took up a collection to ensure he was vaccinated and healthy.

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It's hard to resist a dog in uniform. Via Puerto Rico Police
It's hard to resist a dog in uniform. Via Puerto Rico Police

Not just anyone could stroll into a police station, looking for love and maybe a friend or two, but that’s exactly what Gorgi did. Last February, the white dog wandered in to visit the cops at the Bayamon Police Department in northern Puerto Rico and, more than a year later, he’s still there, wearing a badge and the canine version of a big smile.

"Respect the badge, ladies." Via Puerto Rico Police

“Respect the badge, ladies.” Via Puerto Rico Police

“He arrived [at the station] in poor condition, with signs of abuse,” Sgt. Jose Montesinos told Primera Hora. “He was looking for affection. He was so docile and affectionate, we found it curious.”

Gorgi is the only officer who receives on-site baths. Via Puerto Rico Police

Gorgi is the only officer who receives on-site baths. Via Puerto Rico Police

The dog came back the next day. And the next. And then the officers realized that they had a new coworker who needed to be taken care of. They took up a collection to get the dog — now known as Gorgi — to a veterinarian to get a full checkup and vaccinations.

Gorgi arrived at the Bayamon Police Department in February 2015 – and he's still there. Via Puerto Rico Police

Gorgi arrived at the Bayamon Police Department in February 2015 – and he’s still there. Via Puerto Rico Police

Montesinos said that keeping Gorgi at the station has helped the officers stay relaxed despite the stresses of their job. He does have a habit at barking at a little of everything from lizards to police cars, but that’s a small price to pay for having him around. He has quickly become the most popular member of the force too; an increasing number of Bayamon residents have stopped by to give him toys and treats.

“[Gorgi] is now the king,” Minerva Alvarado, the president of the Council of Santa Rosa said. As he should be.

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