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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  • mrmars06
    mrmars06Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:35 pm
    WHY DID THEY FIRE HIM?!?!? HE IS 2 CUTE!!!!
    • !!!!Monday, September 24, 2018 at 10:01 am
      sooooooooooooooo cute
      • pandagirl154
        pandagirl154Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 9:59 am
        SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!! LOVE PUPPIES SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!
        • katiscuteWednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:53 am
          THAT DOG IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE
          • FakemanWednesday, September 12, 2018 at 11:13 am
            Super cute
            • turtle700007
              turtle700007Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 12:42 pm
              his so cute he is a puppy ommmmgggggg
              • dog loverTuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:50 am
                i love dogs
                • dog loverTuesday, September 11, 2018 at 7:50 am
                  i love dogs!;)
                  • HermitCrabLoverThursday, September 6, 2018 at 6:03 am
                    oh my goodness HE IS SUPA CUTE
                    • JackyWednesday, September 5, 2018 at 10:27 am
                      aww so cute

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