Everyone has thirsted over a police or fire department calendar at some point in their lives. But the Vancouver Police Department in British Columbia is giving us a whole new thing to thirst for: some adorable dogs.
In a riff on the usual calendars, the Canadian police decided to focus this one on their canine friends.
The 2019 Vancouver Police dog calendar is now for sale. It features members of the @VPDCanine & their four-legged p… https://t.co/DRQRLjk6g8— Vancouver Police (@Vancouver Police)1540228247.0
All money raised from the calendars will go to charities.
$32,000 were raised by @VancouverPD's 2018 Canine Calender. Since 2010 they've raised $200,000 for @BCCHF and… https://t.co/UJM1uFsxLL— Sean Holden (@Sean Holden)1540245011.0
The two charities are the British Columbia Cancer Foundation and the British Columbia Children's Hospital Foundation.
The Vancouver Police Department graced us with these preview shots.
The 2019 #VPDK9 Calendar is the best one ever, partly due to the awesome variety of shots! Gifted photographer… https://t.co/nF0UTXvUjl— VPD Canine Unit (@VPD Canine Unit)1540487440.0
After a lengthy interrogation, PSD Jack/Cst. Howson-Jones got https://t.co/7dQjzqhvPn to confess that the 2019… https://t.co/BVNq6b1UvY— VPD Canine Unit (@VPD Canine Unit)1540236564.0
PSD Bailey is all smiles as she & Dad, Cst. Lequesne, take a much needed coffee break from the crazy #VPDK9 2019 Ca… https://t.co/t1aQgHCLtQ— VPD Canine Unit (@VPD Canine Unit)1540400652.0
And Huffington Post even tweeted out a little video.
How cute are these pups? https://t.co/MXhj2YKRZu— HuffPost Canada (@HuffPost Canada)1540431900.0
People were obsessed.
@VPDCanine Your calendar boys and girls are getting very popular. You’ll be dealing with the puparazzi from now on!— Trudy Bruce (@Trudy Bruce)1540258270.0
I just ordered some 2019 @VPDCanine calendars! Awesome! All money raised goes to the BC Cancer Foundation and the B… https://t.co/t4OmIKewOa— Allan Harding (@Allan Harding)1540253122.0
@VancouverPD @Lance_Valcour @VPDCanine @bccancerfdn @BCCHF That is genuinely Laugh out Loud funny AND a great picture— Paul Kinsella (@Paul Kinsella)1540450234.0
According to Bored Panda, Anne-Marie Clark, the VPD's social media liaison officer, said:
"The calendar was started in 2009 by retired Vancouver Police Sergeant Mike Anfield in honour of his wife, VPD Constable Candy Anfield who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars go towards the B.C. Cancer Foundation and B.C. Children's Hospital Foundation."
She went on:
"The police dogs all followed their handlers instructions during the photo shoots and were good dogs. You can see their personalities showing through in the pics. PSD Brando really is as cool as he looks with his sunglasses on. PSD Bailey loves a quick break in a local coffee shop. PSD Jack takes his job seriously and is always determined to get to the truth when it comes to interviewing suspects!"
Before explaining how it all works:
"We currently have 15 dog teams in the VPD Canine Unit. Each team is comprised of a police service dog and their human handler. The police services dogs are important to our department because they are trained in a variety of disciplines which include: tracking, criminal apprehension, evidence recovery, narcotics, firearms and explosives detection. The Canine Unit responds to over 10,000 calls for service each year in the city of Vancouver, and to Lower Mainland police agencies who require the services of a police dog and handler."
We're gonna need one of these calendars, stat.