If you own a dog you think might be a candidate for police work, please contact us. Donated dogs will ideally be between 10 months and two years of age; be bold and confident but not too aggressive; have a bright inquisitive nature and willingness to play with a toy.

General-purpose dogs are usually retired at around seven or eight years old. Specialist dogs are retired at about ten years.

The handler is allowed to keep their dog and many choose to do this. Sometimes though it’s not possible and we then need to fin a suitable owner for the rest of the dog's life. 

If you want to donate a dog you think may be suitable for police work or, are interested in re-homing a dog, you can leave your contact details with us. Email hqdogsection@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or call 101 and ask for the dog section.