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Fostoria, Ohio PD K9 Unit- K9 Riky
$1,003 raised
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Ended Apr 5, 2013
Riky is a 5yo DOB (3/11/07) German Shepard who was imported from the Netherlands. He was trained at Lynwood Kennels in Fremont, Ohio paired with a with another handler in southern Ohio. Due to the handlers negligence issues,Riky was taken from that ...
Riky is a 5yo DOB (3/11/07) German Shepard who was imported from the Netherlands. He was trained at Lynwood Kennels in Fremont, Ohio paired with a with another handler in southern Ohio. Due to the handlers negligence issues,Riky was taken from that handler and was reacquired by Brian Woods. In the fall of 2009 Ofc. Bethel from our department located Riky and the city purchased him after Ofc. Bethel's partner Kulua died of bloat. Ofc. Bethel had him for a few months before he was forced to give him up due to personal reasons.

With only one year and three months as an officer with the Fostoria, I was granted the K9 position and was paired with Riky December of 2009. We then spent our first three months getting to know each other. This of course was a major challenge with my lack of experience on the job as well as Riky's extremely tough personality, not to mention having been with two other handlers prior to me. March of 2010 we entered a narcotics training program instructed by retired Huron Co. Sheriffs Deputy K9 Handler Bob McDowell of M&M Kennels of Sandusky, Oh. Next we were certified as a Special Purpose Narcotics K9 Team though OPOTC. We have been a team since, re-certifying in 2012. During our time as partners we have assisted not only our department, but many other departments in our area with traffic stops and search warrants. We have had much success in locating and seizing a large amount of narcotics and cash.

Riky is a very rambunctious boy. He is always up for a game of fetch or tug. He loves to play with his sister a 6yo Boxer named Zoie. They are the best of friends and spend all his off duty time together. He is the biggest baby at home and loves to snuggle up to you on the couch or bed, sometimes even sneaking his way in between me and my wife Tory. Riky is very protective over me at work and at home. His growl is very intimidating to anyone looking to trespass or hurt my family. All in all I can say Riky is the best pet and partner I could ask for. I hope to continue to progress in our work together and keeping the Fostoria area safe.
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