Police Enforcement K-9 / Search &
Rescue Dog Robin ROBIN IS THE FIRST GOLDEN RETRIEVER IN HISTORY to win the
Club Humane Fund Award for Canine Excellence (ACE) in Law Enforcement
as a working Police K-9 specializing in Human Remains Detection,
Narcotics and Mantrailing. Eight-year-old Golden Retriever Robin (Am-Can Ch. Nitro's Boy Wonder SDHF BISS TDI CGC, Police K-9/Search and Rescue Dog) and Mary MacQueen work for the Salamanca
Police Department, the Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, and assist with
searches for the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force in Western New York
State. In 2009 alone, Robin has been responsible for getting about half a
million dollars worth of dangerous narcotics off the streets.
Robin and Mary were recipients of the 2008 Police
Officer of the Year award for the Salamanca Police Department. In addition to
his work in law enforcement, Robin is a therapy dog. And, when his busy schedule allows, he
also leads local parades, visits hospitals and nursing homes, and makes trips to
schools to educate students about the dangers of drug abuse. During
community events and fundraisers, he can often be seen carrying a donation
basket or lunch box filled with candy for the kids.
Despite his intelligence, perseverance and beauty, Mary notes that temperament is by far Robin's strongest attribute,
as noted in her comment below.
Any Golden fanciers who have had the pleasure of meeting Robin
can attest to his utterly sweet disposition. Always willing to entertain the
crowd, Robin has a real sense of humor, is reliable, trustworthy, and truly
'plays well with others!' [He] is especially fond of small dogs. Whenever he befriends a new one, he
looks at us as if to say “Mom and Dad, can we keep him, can we, PLEASE??”
the journey . . . . . year two(Nov 2011 -
Robin visited his favorite vet, Dr. Robert Stein of the Animal Pain
Management Center in Amherst, NY. Robin got his teeth cleaned & some excellent recommendations for pain management for older age
aches and pains. I am so thankful to Dr. Stein and all of you, for
making it possible for Robin to first of all make it to his senior
years, and secondly be healthy enough to thoroughly enjoy them!