If You’re in the Seattle Area, Please Consider Applying to Foster or Adopt One of These Canine Heroes!

Terminator, Luna, and JonathanRetired Officers Terminator, Luna, and Jonathan
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Since the year 2000, Sea Shepherd has maintained a positive presence in the Galapagos Islands, cooperating in efforts by the National Park Service to protect the Galapagos Marine Reserve and the wildlife within. As part of our wide-ranging work to defend the Galapagos, since 2008 Sea Shepherd has worked in cooperation with the Ecuadorian police to support an elite K9 police unit dedicated to the detection of smuggled wildlife — the first unit of its kind in South America.

Three of these heroic dogs — Terminator, Luna and Jonathan — are soon to retire following five years of service as canine police officers. A formal ceremony will be held in their honor in Quito on December 17. New dogs will also be on hand (or paw!) and sworn in to officially become K9 officers working to protect the fragile Galapagos ecosystem.

On December 18, Sea Shepherd representatives will accompany the three dogs to Seattle, where the non-profit organization Lady’s Hope Dog Rescue will help to find loving forever homes for them. These amazing dogs will be in need of foster and adoptive homes very soon!

Don’t be fooled by Terminator’s name! He’s just serious about terminating crimes against wildlife! He, Luna and Jonathan are all seven-year-old yellow Labrador retrievers and are friendly and good with other dogs (cats are unknown). They are active, and love to play with tennis balls — this favorite dog toy has been their reward for finding contraband wildlife!

If you reside in the Pacific Northwest, and especially in the Seattle area, please consider applying to foster or adopt Terminator, Luna or Jonathan. If interested, please email: info@ladys-hope.org. If you cannot open your heart and home to a loving retired police dog at this time, please help us by spreading the word to family and friends in the region!

JonathanRetired Officer Jonathan
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LunaRetired Officer Luna
Photo: Sea Shepherd

TerminatorRetired Officer Terminator
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