Rescued pitbull training in Tennessee to become second arson detection K-9 pitbull in the U.S.

  • Source: WBIR-TV NBC 10 Knoxville
  • Published: 06/18/2021 12:00 AM

A pitbull picked up off the streets of New York City is getting another chance at life, with a nonprofit at her side. Zoey, the pitbull, is was originally dropped off at a shelter in NYC. Workers there labeled her unmanageable and said she was not a good candidate for adoption. She was sent to a rescue in Florida called Dogs Playing for Life, where workers started working to train her. However, she still had a lot of energy and they started looking for ways she could express it in a positive way. So, they reached out to Throw Away Dogs Project to evaluate her and see if she could be trained to be a law enforcement K-9. The nonprofit trains dogs to be K-9 units in law enforcement, donating them to police departments across the U.S. They have donated around 41 dogs so far, according to officials.


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