One little dog was training diligently to join the police force in Queensland, Australia. Unfortunately, he didn't make the cut and his station had to let him go. It was perhaps the only time that a story about getting fired makes people everywhere swoon.
He was training to be a police dog at an Australian police station. The German Shepard puppy trained with the police force for so long that he had time to outgrow four different training vests!
When he began his training, a police report said, “Gavel comes from a long line of pedigree … if the family bloodline is anything to go by, in 16 months Gavel will be tracking and catching criminals as a proud member of the Queensland Dog Squad!”
Unfortunately, the little guy was eventually let go from the force.
Gavel was too friendly. Policemen would try to get him to help them catch criminals by tackling them, but Gavel was too interested in making friends and saying hello to strangers.
This doggo reminds us of the warmhearted and ridiculous Andy Dwyer from "Parks and Recreation," who [SPOILER WARNING] also couldn't make the police force because he was too gosh darn amiable.
Side note: if you haven’t gotten to that part in “Parks and Rec” yet, keep watching, because it’s a heckin’ delight.
The Queensland police said that Gavel, “did not display the necessary aptitude for a life on the front line.”
Thankfully, Gavel had a second chance.
The Queensland governor had fostered him at his official residence since he was six months old. He gave the pup a new job that was more suited to his talents.
The office of the governor released a statement detailing the pup's new gig.
Their official statement said, “He has outgrown four ceremonial coats, undergone a career change (his official title is now Gavel VRD, ‘Vice-Regal Dog’), and brought untold joy to the lives of the governor, Mrs. de Jersey, Government House staff, and the thousands of Queenslanders who have since visited the estate.”
Soon after the promotion, they posted updates on Gavel’s progress.