Meet Tewksbury Police Department’s Heartwarming New Dog | New


TEWKSBURY – The Tewksbury Police Department is pleased to announce the addition of a new furry member of the service, a Labradoodle puppy who will soon serve as a community comfort dog.

The Tewksbury Police Department worked with southern New Hampshire breeder Monadnock Labradoodles to find a suitable puppy to train to serve as a comfort dog.

The puppy who was ultimately chosen for the job has a gentle, confident and calm disposition and enjoys human contact.

Right now he only weighs around seven pounds, he was the biggest puppy in the litter and is expected to weigh at least 30 pounds as an adult.

Once fully trained, the Labradoodle will serve alongside School Resource Manager Eric Hanley.

The goal of this new comfort dog is to provide a calming experience and bond with students at Tewksbury Public Schools. The new K-9 Comfort is also expected to attend community events across town.

Because this new comfort dog will help serve, protect, and comfort the students of Tewksbury, the Tewksbury Police Department is asking the student body and the wider community for suggestions on naming their new member.

Tewksbury Police Chief Ryan Columbus hopes calling on the public to nominate their new K-9 member will be a fun way to welcome the police puppy to the community.

The initiative to add a comfort dog to the police service was funded entirely by private donations from Monadnock Labradoodles LLC, Walmart, Salem Five Bank, Auntie Dog Training Studio, Taught-A-Lot Childcare, and WellPet LLC.

The Tewksbury Police Department accepted name suggestions over the past week online and via social media. The deadline for name suggestions was November 22, 2021, and Tewksbury’s PD plans to reveal the puppy’s new name on social media as soon as a final decision is made.

The public can expect their newest K-9 Police Member to officially join the Tewksbury Police Department and Constable Hanley on November 28, 2021. His first official assignment will be to attend training at the Auntie Dog Training Studio. .


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