Police dog Fargo of the Kamloops RCMP turned eight years of age this week, with 2021 being his last as a canine Mountie.
Fargo turned eight years old on June 2 and has worked in Kamloops as a police dog for the last five years with his handler and partner, Cpl. Steve Prior. Before coming to B.C., the team worked together in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Fargo has been with the RCMP since he was born at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alta.
On the big day, the hard-working police dog started with a special birthday bagel before embarking on a full training session to keep up his skills as a member of the RCMP Southeast District’s emergency response team.
As Fargo matures in his police dog career, this summer will be his last with the RCMP. He plans to enjoy a healthy and happy retirement in September.