Adorable Pooch Fired From Police Force For Being Too Friendly Lands A Better Job

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Photo Credit: Governor of Queenland/Instagram

When six-week-old Gavel arrived at the Government House, the official residence of the Governor of Queensland, in April 2016, everyone thought it would be for just a short period. The adorable purebred German Shepherd was, after all, being trained to become a Queensland Police Service (QPS) dog to help officials chase down criminals. Given that five members of his extended family are currently in the force, there was little doubt of his success.

Photo Credit: Governor of Queenland/Instagram

However, just weeks into the puppy’s 16-week-long training, the enforcement agency decided he was too sociable to be a crime fighter and “fired” him. But as it turned out, Gavel was destined for bigger things. For when Paul de Jersey, the governor of Queensland, heard about the situation, he instantly “hired” the friendly pup to be the state’s first Vice-Regal dog (VRD).

Photo Credit: Governor of Queensland/Instagram

The newly created position, for which Gavel had to sign a special contract, is perfect for the friendly dog. His duties include welcoming tour groups and hobnobbing with famous guests alongside the governor and his wife at official functions. When on duty, the VRD sports a custom-made Government House coat emblazoned with the Governor's Personal Standard, the St Edward's Crown, and the brolga, the official bird emblem of Queensland!

Photo Credit: Government House Queensland/Facebook

During his free time, Gavel, whose tale has gone viral on social media, solicits belly rubs from adoring staff members and explores the Government House’s 10 acres of bushland! Sounds like the perfect dog’s life to us!

Resources: telegraph.co.uk,travelandleisure.com, smh.com.au

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1471 Comments
  • sg123
    sg123Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3:01 pm
    It’s soooooo cute...🐶🐶
    • xxjamesyfoxxx
      xxjamesyfoxxxWednesday, September 18, 2019 at 11:07 am
      i want a German Shepard now
      • Everything was Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 12:46 pm
        Ok thats sad now why WHY waaaaay to sad😭
        • Macey .MThursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:06 pm
          I am glad you found a home for him.
          • puglifeTuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:11 am
            so cute
            • stefe
              stefeTuesday, August 27, 2019 at 12:28 pm
              Cute puppy I hope I will have him very soon?
              • Dog lover 36Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 10:53 am
                Same
                • Scarlett Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12:12 am
                  I wonder why they fired him.
                  • nood
                    noodWednesday, July 17, 2019 at 8:12 am
                    so cute
                    • JedSaturday, June 29, 2019 at 6:34 am
                      So cute