Mason Kicks Off Education Dog Program After Volunteer Dog Passes
Jack is also a Great Dane who is 16 weeks old and weighs 55 pounds. When Jack is fully grown he will weigh an estimated 150 pounds. According to Officer Brewer, “A Great Dane is ideally suited as an education dog. They are large and command people’s attention. They have a great disposition and are well suited to mingle with large numbers of people.” This dog will leave a long lasting impression on all who encounter him. Recently on a visit to schools in the North Mason School District, Officer Brewer was contacted by several students who wanted to see “the big dog.”
The Education Dog Program, like the other Mason County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Programs, is financed primarily by donations from private parties and non profit organizations. Dr. Gary Olson, Shelton Veterinary Hospital, has agreed to provide veterinary services for Jack as he does for the department’s other K-9s.
Sheriff Casey Salisbury said “Officer Brewer has done an outstanding job with the Education Dog Program. I know this program will pay dividends by educating our citizens and children.”