Stella the Staffie went from sniffing tennis balls to being hailed as a local hero, thanks to her keen nose and the twinkle in her eye.
Stella, being a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, turned the misconceptions of her breed on their heads as she recently sniffed out a hidden stash of what amounted to £25,000 in crime money.
Back in 2013, the pup was found as a stray dog forced to seek sustenance and shelter on the cold streets of Taunton, Sommerset. Stella breed made her to be an unlikely candidate for a job as a search police dog, but the police were soon convinced after locals told them of her knack for sniffing out tennis balls.
The £25,000 sniff-out earned Stella much praise from her colleagues both human and canine in the force, as it became the biggest haul of the year.
@PdStellaGlosPol @TriforceDogs @Glos_Police So proud of my best friend Stella top job finding all that money ???????? pic.twitter.com/lQRhnyRQdF
— PdDukeydog (@dukeydog1) July 24, 2015
@PdStellaGlosPol @TriforceDogs @Glos_Police Mum & I are very proud of Stella today finding all that money ??????????? pic.twitter.com/E2p4mXIFcF — Radar (@radarPDP) July 24, 2015
Stella has served as a police dog for over a year now as a Drugs, Cash, Ammunition and Firearms Detection dog, and the she has never been happier protecting and serving her neighborhood.
Thank you for everyone’s kind messages I’m a very happy Staffie making a difference doing the job I love ??? pic.twitter.com/v7Y94Icykk
— PD StellatheStaffie (@PdStellaGlosPol) July 24, 2015
Stella is often on the job, working the night shift with her human colleagues, keeping homes safe.
Busy night I searched a house, Duke helped look for a missing person, mum dealt with 2 very drunk 13 yr old girls!!? pic.twitter.com/WhXb0eI6nJ
— PD StellatheStaffie (@PdStellaGlosPol) July 20, 2015
Other times, she likes hanging out with her other
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