The Savannah Police Department has just welcomed their newest member, and it’s not a human! Meet “Goose”, the SPD’s newest therapy dog. Goose is a 11 week old Labrador puppy, who will be providing emotional support and comfort to those in need in the Savannah community. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a closer look at Goose and how he will be making a difference in the lives of many.
Introducing Goose, the newest member of the Savannah Police Department
We’re excited to announce the newest member of the Savannah Police Department: Goose the therapy dog! Goose is a black Labrador Retriever that has been specifically trained to provide comfort and support to individuals in a variety of situations. Goose is the first therapy dog to join the ranks of a police department, and the Savannah Police Department is proud to be the first to introduce such a valuable asset to its team.
Goose is helping to reduce anxiety and stress in those who come into contact with police. Whether it’s victims of crime, or individuals in distress, Goose has been trained to provide a calming presence in stressful situations. This can be an invaluable asset for those who may be feeling overwhelmed or scared.
The Savannah Police Department is excited to welcome Goose on board and looks forward to the positive impact it will have on the community. We’re confident that Goose will be a valuable addition to the team, and help us to better serve our community.
The role of therapy dogs in law enforcement
Therapy dogs have become increasingly popular in law enforcement as a way to help officers cope with the stress of their jobs. In addition to providing comfort and support to victims of crime, therapy dogs can help officers to relax, stay focused, and perform better in their duties.
Therapy dogs can be used in a variety of settings, such as police stations, courtrooms, schools, and hospitals. They can help provide a sense of calm and security in these often tense and intimidating environments.
Therapy dogs can also help build trust between law enforcement officers and the public. By having a therapy dog on hand, officers are able to create a more positive and welcoming atmosphere, which can help to build relationships and foster better communication.
The Savannah Police Department is proud to welcome its newest member, Goose the Therapy Dog. With his help, the department hopes to create a more compassionate, supportive, and positive environment for both officers and citizens alike.
What makes Goose special
We’re excited to introduce the newest member of the Savannah Police Department – Goose the therapy dog. This furry friend was adopted from a local animal shelter and has undergone extensive training to become a certified therapy dog. He’s the first of his kind to join the department and we’re thrilled to have him on board!
Goose’s training was made possible through a partnership with a local group dedicated to providing comfort and support to those affected by traumatic events in the community. Not only is Goose trained to provide comfort and companionship to individuals in need, but he’s also been trained to recognize signs of stress or fear in people.
Goose is ready to serve and protect the community in his own special way. We’re so happy to have him on board and look forward to seeing the positive impact he has on the community. Welcome to the team, Goose!
The benefits of having Goose on the force
Having Goose on the force will be a tremendous asset to the Savannah Police Department. His presence will offer a sense of security and emotional support for victims, witnesses, and family members of crime-related incidents. His calming presence can help to reduce stress, fear, and anxiety, aiding in creating an environment that encourages victims to share their stories. Additionally, Goose will be trained to recognize and respond to signs of stress and anxiety, and will be available to accompany officers on calls and in court proceedings.
The Savannah Police Department is excited to welcome Goose to the force and have the opportunity to provide a greater level of support to the community.
Goose’s impact on the Savannah community
Goose the therapy dog is an invaluable asset to the Savannah Police Department and the community as a whole. With his ability to provide comfort and support to those in need, Goose is helping to bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community, and create a stronger bond between the two.
Goose is already making a big impact in schools and youth programs, providing valuable emotional support to children in need. He has also been seen comforting victims of crime, providing comfort to those who have experienced trauma or have been through difficult situations.
Goose is also helping to create a more relaxed and welcoming atmosphere in the police station, providing a friendly face for the community when they come in for assistance. His presence is making a big difference in the way the community interacts with law enforcement, and is helping to build trust and mutual respect.
Goose’s addition to the Savannah Police Department is part of their ongoing commitment to making the community a safe and welcoming place for everyone. His impact on the Savannah community has been overwhelmingly positive, and he continues to be an important part of the Savannah Police Department’s mission.
Awwwdorable! Wish there were these sweet babies all over in every county & police station to help ppl in need cuz the way this nation has been spiraling in the last few years, it is desperately needed.. esp. children. 🐾💖💕🙏🏼♥️
Susan Lee Nicholson says
I absolutely love this story I just lost my dear Baby Mo who was a Pomeranian and I kind of wanted to have him be like a therapy dog in a way for others as I have seen him be that way for people in public I trained him to ride in a basket on a bicycle when he was a puppy and he rode with me in a special coach made for my motorcycle when I had one and he just passed on he had pneumonia and I took him to animal emergency where he was released but he still had problems breathing and there was nothing more we could do for him so I sent a memorial picture too Volusia County Animal Hospital and I called my veterinarian up in Palm Coast to tell them that Baby Mo has passed on I’m in tears right now I miss my dog and I think this is a great way for everyone to feel better and I’m looking for another Pomeranian in the immediate area and I’m in benell and if anybody knows of a rescue pom it would be great I have a sweet picture of Baby Mo and I follow Coda the fluff of which I think is so so adorable and I always wanted to do that with Baby Mo on some kind of remote motorcycle but I couldn’t find one I was really searching for one when I was stationed down in Ormond Beach for a while I think this is a wonderful thing for anyone and I’m interested in doing that as well for other folks My Baby Mo cheered up so many people and they were down and depressed and he took care of me too sincerely Susan Lee Nicholson BUNNELL FLORIDA
patricia sullivan says
Thank you for getting Goose from the shelter, Sweet little bundle of joy and love and peace in the time of need!!!💕💕💕🙏🙏🙏🤗🤗🤗
Geri Banville says
Goose is so beautiful. Congratulations on your newest SPD member. I know Goose will be a tremendous help to many in your community. So many encounter daily struggles, so this is just
This is a wonderful step in the recognition that officers are under stress every day all day , and many retain this level of anxiety off duty and into retirement. Not enough is spoken of PTSD in law enforcement.
Carol Ann Stafford says
This is a Wonderful idea I wish more places would do this It would be very good with ppl who have a lot of anxiety depression stress Even for the officers I hope it all goes well & may God Bless u all & all the work & dedication u all do for your city Have a very Wonderful Safe Day
Doreen M Webster says
GOOSE is not only gorgeous. but looks very intelligent, Pray that both Goose and his handler have a long and safe journey ahead.
Yaaaaaay Praise God for Goose!!! I’m so happy for you all!!! Congratulations!💙💙💙🕊😊
Welcome Goose! I find this to be fantastic. It would be great if this could be applied to all police departments. I haven’t heard of this concept until now and it’s striking in how much sense it makes. One of the most stressful jobs is being a police officer and vice versa having involvement and contact with the police can also be extremely stressful for a variety of reasons.
Thank you to the group that trained and provided Goose.
Well wishes Goose.
Friend of Law Enforcement
Lee Worley says
I love the dog I am a dog lover u take good care of it ok.
Donna R. DeCoteau says
That’s a remarkable thing to do .
Using dogs .🏆
Very nice .
Luann Jarvis says
Beautiful Dog God Bless her and keep her and all other Officers safe God Bless you All
Brilliant idea!!! Thank you ❤️
Linda England says
I think this is a wonderful idea especially as it will help the police work with the public better it will help bring them closer and help them work together also the fact they are helping the officers themselves and that has got go be good for the officers to relax and be less stressed I’m all for this xxxx 🙏🙏🙏🙏💙💙💙💙
Kathy McCoy says
Goose will be a fabulous addition. I wish ever Police Station in the country could have a “Goose”.
Gloria A. Fort says
I very much support therapy dogs.