A sniffer dog, in Mohali, who was named as Dhoni will be retiring after the forthcoming ODI between India and Sri Lanka later this month. He has been an employee with the Mohali district police for the last decade.
The white labrador will be completing his services and taking retirement after the match on December 13. The Mohali police will have a formal farewell ceremony for Dhoni along with two other dogs, John and Preeti, who will also retire on the same day.
Amrik Singh, who is the in-charge of the dog squad, told Chandigarh Newsline, “Dhoni used to assist us in checking at PCA stadium during the international matches. During the world cup semifinal in 2011 between India and Pakistan, when the Prime Ministers of both the countries came to the city, Dhoni was working with us.”
He further added, “He likes to sleep six to seven hours a day. He sleeps in the daytime. He is a specialist in sniffing explosives. He is the quickest of the dogs we have when it comes to do any search operations. We are going to miss him. He has been a great asset for us.
Post the retirement, the three dogs will be up for adoption. The adoption process will be done via auction. All the three pets have a reserve price of Rs 800 each.”