Read how Sergeant Garrett Wood’s foster dog became a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit.
As avid volunteers at No Time to Spare Animal Rescue and Sanctuary for four years, Sergeant Wood and his wife assist the organization with fostering dogs, adoption & fundraising events, and general maintenance of the facility. The non-profit 501(c) (3) animal rescue center, located in Warren County Missouri, is staffed by volunteers and focuses primarily on adult dogs and puppies but also rescue horses, pigs, chickens, and any animal in need. When Sgt. Garrett Wood foster dogs, it’s his goal to give them the social and household skills they need to reach their full potential. There are always dogs coming and going in his home!
This April, Sgt. Garrett Wood fostered Max, a purebred 9-month-old male German Shepherd. Max’s owners relinquished possession of him after he displayed strong behavioral signs of a working dog, such as being overly protective of the household. Max was placed with Sgt. Garrett Wood who could properly manage and develop his behaviors as he awaited adoption. Max was a wonderful dog and joy to have in the Woods home. He got along fantastic with their other dogs, including those with disabilities.
Sgt. Wood and his wife were eventually contacted by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit who learned of Max and felt he would be a great addition to their force.
Sgt. Wood participated in Max’s try-out with the department. The K9 handlers put Max through an extremely intense interview and try-out. Max had a glowing performance and was immediately adopted.
It’s sad to say goodbye to a foster pet, and this case was no different for the Woods. However, they knew that Max would achieve his full potential with the Sheriff’s Department. As a police officer, Sgt. Wood was thrilled and proud to know that Max is training to become a Deputy Sheriff with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.
“[When it comes to fostering], try to remember when you go to any type of animal rescue center there might be animals there that don’t have the chance to reach their full potential. [You could be that change],” says Sgt. Garrett Wood.
If you want for information about Max’s story or No Time to Spare Animal Rescue and Sanctuary contact:
No Time To Spare Animal Rescue and Sanctuary
27933 Pendleton Lost Creek Road
Warrenton, MO 63383
Phone: (816) 465-2686