French president adopts rescue dog!

French President dog
French President Emmanuel Macron and Nemo leave Élysée Palace to greet a guest in Paris. (Charles Platiau/Reuters)

Say hello to Nemo, the ‘First Dog’ of France!

Politicians rarely have friends they can trust, do they?  That’s why the smarter of the lot turn to dogs. Consider how the US Presidential elections get swayed to a degree by the dogs. Approval ratings, image perception, and PR, all seem to get a positive influence from dogs.

Let’s vote for people who rescue dogs!

And Nemo isn’t complaining.

French President adopts rescue dog

The first family of France has named their youngest member after Captain Nemo, the famous fictional character in Jules Verne’s ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.’

The Macrons adopted Nemo from the SPA animal shelter at Hermeray, outside Paris.

France’s first dog is all set for an adventure!

French president adopts rescue dog

Also, read Pets in Politics!

Nemo recently made his first public appearance, joining President Macron in welcoming President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger to the Elysee Palace for a meeting of state.

French President Emmanuel Macron dog
French President Emmanuel Macron Meets Head Of States of Niger At Elysee Palace CREDIT: CHRISTOPHE MORIN/IP3/ CHRISTOPHE MORIN/IP3

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Nemo French dog
And now my watch begins…

Here’s wishing Nemo great happy years of service ahead!

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Hero dog who discovered drugs in his backyard becomes a K9 narcotics officer!

Hero dog who discovered drugs in his backyard
Sheriff Svenson presented Kenyon with an official Yamhill County K-9 citation ribbon and named him an honorary narcotics K-9 for life.

From nabbing terrorists to thwarting terror plots, dogs have emerged as our best line of defense in the post 9/11 world.

But it is not just foiling terror plots, police dogs are also at the fore when it comes to busting drug dealers. But what if we were to tell you that an untrained family dog dug up drugs worth $85,000 in his own backyard!

Meet the Hero dog who discovered drugs in his backyard

18-month-old Golden Retriever “Kenyon” dug up an approximately $85,000 worth of black tar heroin from his home lawn. When his humans found what he had discovered, they immediately called the local County Sheriff’s Office.

“Opioid addiction and overdose deaths are on the rise. With the help of Kenyon this large quantity of heroin is removed from our community”.

— Sheriff Tim Svenson

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Pet Dog awarded K9 membership
Great job Kenyon!

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A brief history of Illustrious drug buster Dogs:

    • U.S. Customs dogs “Rocky” and “Barco” were so good at patrolling the Texas-Mexico border (also called Cocaine Alley) that Mexican drug lords put a $300,000 bounty on them! Thankfully, they retired hale and hearty from active duty and found loving homes.
    • US Customs Labrador Sniff was the world’s most prolific drug sniffer dog. He helped make 118 drug seizures in his working lifetime, amounting to a record $810 million worth of drugs confiscated.

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