Bonnie, a springer spaniel from Britain, has been a tracking and detection dog with the Singapore Police Force's K-9 Unit for the last few years.
Now aged six, it has begun a new chapter of its life - retirement - and was adopted by a family here. Of the more than 10 former police dogs offered for adoption this month, at least six have been rehomed, a police spokesman told The Straits Times.
About 40 such dogs - german shepherds, belgian shepherds, springer spaniels and labradors - are retired each year, reported Home Team News, the online community newspaper of those in the Ministry of Home Affairs and its safety and security agencies.
The police have made a practice of rehoming retiring dogs since 1984, holding up to three adoption drives each year.