We are the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals
The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals is a non-profit organisation set up to promote the care, well-being, and welfare of retired service animals from across the emergency service family, namely that of the police, fire, and prison services.
Retired Police Dogs
There are around 2500 police dogs that work across all the police forces within the UK.
Police dogs are trained in a number of roles and disciplines including General Purpose or Specialist Search dogs.
Retired Fire Dogs
Fire Investigation Search Dogs (FISD) have been operational within the UK for over two decades. Today there are around 18 operational dogs across the UK, many of which are employed by Fire & Rescue Services.
Retired Prison Dogs
Prison Dogs play a vital part in the physical security of a prison. There are varying specialist roles within search dogs and discipline dogs, such as drug detection and explosive detection dogs.
Retired Police Horses
Police horses work on average between 5-6 days / week with 1-2 rest days. Where possible they will receive turn out to graze and rest in fields alongside this. The week will comprise of a mixture of training, patrols and events.