In the military, it is not only military personnel who ensure that the country is safe from any harm. Rather, trained dogs are taking the helm in this kind of work. One of the many brave dogs who joined the military to be of service is this dog named Kirpy.
Ever since he was a little puppy, Kirpy was already with the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Rolando Carbajal served as the dog’s handler, and both of them made an incredible team.
Included in the dog’s tasks is to sniff out unusual items. The dog’s training revolves around detecting concealed humans and illegal drugs such as meth, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana. Kirpy’s sniffing results are almost always accurate.
According to a Facebook post by the CBP, the dog became instrumental in seizing illegal drugs in the past. In total, Kirpy detected more than $140,000 worth of methamphetamine and $85,000 worth of marijuana and hashish.
Besides sniffing things, Kirpy also helped with other areas of military work, particularly in law enforcement. He became part of numerous public demonstrations at schools, parks, and other places. So, this means that Kirpy is a one-of-a-kind dog.
But after seven years with CBP, Kirpy recently announced his retirement. The cute dog currently resides with the Carbajal family because they already treated the dog as their pet. Although the dog decided to retire early, Kirpy’s contribution to CBP is immeasurable, and people thanked him for that.
Along with Kirpy’s retirement, Rolando likewise decided to do the same for him to look after the dog’s welfare. But even with Rolando’s retirement, he continues to help in other ways, such as training other military dogs. This was confirmed by the CBP, saying they are lucky to have Rolando since he is a good dog trainer. More than Rolando, the CBP likewise thanked Kirpy for the many years he gave to military service.
Wishing a happy retirement to Border Patrol K9 "Kirpy" after more than 7 years of service with @CBPArizona! 🎉
— CBP (@CBP) March 28, 2021
Credits to CBP.