Police department training puppy to be a comfort dog!

She will be a dog that you can come up and hug and that you can interact with a lot,” Officer Niki Diehl of the Sterling Police Department in Illinois told local ABC news.

The two month old puppy named Brinkley already has her own Facebook page with hundreds of followers. She’ll be helping people feel better in stressful times including victims of crime or those experiencing a traumatic event. She’ll also be getting a permanent home at the police department where she’ll be providing comfort to officers as well!

“Our thoughts are to bring her in and distract from the negative event that just happened. She makes everybody smile, and that is her main purpose. She makes people smile,” Officer Diehl said.

Diehl said the police department will eventually become Brinkley’s permanent home — so she can support officers as well.

“There’s a lot of stress in our job. We deal with a lot of negative…for the most part, we’re dealing with negative situations, so more or less like a comfort dog and she’ll be here for us. She’ll be, you know, good for morale for us,” Diehl said.

It’s not hard to imagine how cuddling with Brinkley could make people feel better. Just watch this video of insanely adorable she is!

 

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