Posted: July 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm
he was such a great dog. james and trish are heartbroken, Pac was a dog in a million to them.
for those who don’t know his story…PAC was an RCMP bomb sniffing dog. when he was retired from service he had arthritis and severe skin issues…one of his medications cost over $500 per month plus he had several less expensive meds so it added up to a hefty monthly medical bill.
Pac’s handler chose not to adopt him upon his retirement, Pac wasn’t able to find another adoptive home due to his very expensive medical needs. so pac came to saints..we got his skin under control and our wonderful vets brought in the atopica at cost, which was about 50% off, a real help for us. Pac was eventually placed with the RCMP officer who raised Pac from 8 weeks old until at 18 months old when he was sent off for active service. there was a real bond between the two and when James learned that Pac’s retirement meant living in a shelter, he contacted us right away. James and Trish took Pac home as a foster, we continued to cover his medical care and they gave him a wonderful home who knew him, understood him and what being a retired rcmp service dog meant. they loved him more than words can ever say.
James was there for Pac’s beginning, and he and trish were there for Pac’s end. Pac was so happy to share his life with them.
Rest in peace pacman…you were so greatly loved and it was an honor to know and love you too.