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Police Dog Gifted A Beautiful Patriotic Doghouse By Local Woodworker

Amy Pilkington 2 Jan 2020

Police dogs have important jobs. They sniff out contraband, help find missing persons, chase perps, and generally provide support for their human coworkers.

Since they're dogs, they don't get a salary for their hard work, but that just means we need to find other ways to show our appreciation for everything they do.

At four years old, K9 Jada of the Hackettstown, NJ Police Department still has a full career ahead of her.

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Her partner is Patrolman Christopher Laver, a military veteran who served in Al Asad, Iraq, 2005-06.

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So when woodworker Lou DiBella decided he wanted to make a dog house to donate to a working dog with a veteran partner, Jada was a perfect fit.

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According to the Department's Facebook post: "Lou's inspiration for this project came to mind when President Trump honored K9 Conan, the military dog injured in the Baghdadi raid."

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It took DiBella about 45 hours of work to build and customize the stars-and-stripes doghouse.

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Jada loves it, and Laver told WRNJ Radio, "Receiving this dog house for K-9 Jada, solidifies the hard work and dedication to this line of work. It is a direct representation to all those in the K-9 field."

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