Officer's Response To Call About A 'Vicious' Dog Ends In Friendship

Diply 3 May 2018

Some dogs get a really bad rap. With some breeds, people just see the dogs on the street and assume that they're aggressive. They paint the entire breed with the same brush, assuming that they're all the same or that a single story of an aggressive dog is enough to condemn the entire breed.

However, this police officer in Texarkana, Texas could tell you that a "vicious" dog might be very different than they seem.

When Officer Travis Frost went to respond to a call about a "vicious" dog, he wasn't expecting what he found. 

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He got the scene and saw the dog lying on a front porch, chilling. Officer Frost was careful, given what he knew, and he kept his police car door open so that he could jump back inside if the dog charged.

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He tried whistling at the dog, and to his surprise, the dog came right over to him, wagging his tail.

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Frost starting petting the dog and building a rapport. It was pretty obvious that this dog wasn't vicious at all, and soon, the dog got so comfortable that it jumped right into Officer Frost's front seat!

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There began a beautiful friendship.

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The dog was perfectly happy to just get lots of love from Frost, and the new buddies hung around and took some selfies while Frost waited for animal control.

The police department spread the message on Facebook about this dog that was mistakenly thought to be aggressive: "Travis said that, while you should always be careful around any dog that you don’t know, you shouldn’t automatically assume that all pit bulls are bad dogs. They might be really loving like this guy was this morning."

People pointed out that the dog is an American bully dog, not a pit bull, but Frost's point still stands. The breed doesn't determine whether a dog is "bad" or aggressive.

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Thanks to Frost, the dog is now home safe with his owners!

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His name is actually Gold, and his owners picked him up the next day at the local animal shelter.

Police also used the situation as a reminder to make sure your dogs' implanted chips are up to date. It seems Gold had one, but the contact information hadn't been updated.

Just look at these two! They make a great pair, and we're glad that prejudice against Gold's breed didn't get in the way of this happy ending.

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