Rescue Dog is now Police K-9


Chance is a German Shepherd who was rescued from abuse and neglect.  The RSPCA found him living outside a home in Bradford, UK with no food or water and very little shelter.  Although rescued, he now displayed defensive behaviors which made it too risky and dangerous to place him in a typical family home.  However, a police officer and K9 handler saw it differently.  Officer Mike Kilburn was visiting the RSPCA when he was asked to evaluate Chance.  The officer noticed right away that Chance showed great potential to be a police dog.  Officer Kilburn’s own dog was set to retire so Chance was selected to go through K-9 training program.  This past Friday, a ceremony was held for those dogs that passed the training – Chance was one of them.

He will become partners with Officer Kilburn. But as Mike explained to “Life With Dogs“, Chance will become much more than just a work partner. Chance will now live at the same home with Officer Kilburn and will become his “friend and protector”.

Also read the story of about Sheena and Tracker – two neglected and abused dog’s who were rescued and given a new lease on life.




WagBrag’s co-founder, Russ Boles, has a deep history in animal rescue and welfare. For the past 12 years, Russ has served in various roles with Atlanta-based animal advocacy organizations focused on rescue, training and education. In addition, Russ led a local rescue volunteer team into New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina, assisting in efforts to rescue and care for stranded animals. This experience changed his life, and animal rescue and advocacy will always be a part of everything he does.