We are the National Foundation for Retired Service Animals
The National Foundation for Retired Service Animals is a registered charity 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, border force, and prison services.
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Retired Police Dogs
There are around 2,500 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, Specialist Search Dogs, as well as Firearms 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 work alongside Fire & Rescue Services.
Retired Prison Dogs
Prison Dogs play a vital part in the physical security of a prison. There are varying specialist roles such as General Purpose, Drug and Explosive Detection Dogs, and Tornado Dogs.
Retired Police Horses
Police horses work on average between 5-6 days per week with 1-2 rest days, where possible receiving field rest. The week will comprise of a mixture of training, patrols, rural work and community engagement, as well as larger public events.
Border Force Dogs
Border Force Detector Dogs are a specialist canine resource working to help keep the UK safe, by detecting illicit goods from entering the UK.