As the transit agency’s K9 unit goes through its early paces, at least one of the dogs is ready – and looking smart – for his testing.
Dash, a key member of Metrolinx’s new K9 unit, is now kitted out to begin the next phase of his continued training.
Customers may see Dash, or other K9 team-members, around our GO Transit facilities, including Union Station, as they get ready for full-time duty. So we thought we would share some images taken this week of the new and official garb he’s now sporting.
The light-brown canine with a friendly personality, part of Transit Safety’s historic dog squad who were unveiled in August 2019, now wears a specially designed vest. It includes a clear reminder – “Do Not Pet” – that Dash is on the job and shouldn’t be distracted.
As well as Dash getting his vest, some Transit Safety vehicles have recently been modified with needed equipment to help carry the four-legged officers.
Want to know more about the unit and their role in keeping customers safe, as well as the transit system moving? Just click here for our previous story.