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Surprise Police Department gets new therapy dog, names it Hope

Posted: 5:00 PM, Oct 29, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-06 19:25:18-05
Surprise Police Therapy Dog

SURPRISE, AZ — The Surprise Police Department is doggone excited about their new therapy dog!

In a Facebook post, the department introduced their new pal, "Hope," saying officers will use the specialty trained canine to serve the emotional needs of victims and witnesses who have experienced a traumatic event.

Police say while the therapy dogs work great with children, adults respond well to the pups as well.

You can follow Hope's adventures as see goes through her specialized training program to become a therapy dog on the department's Facebook page .