Washoe County Sheriff's Office new K9 dog 'Boomer' meets public on Saturday

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Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen introduced the Sheriff’s Office new K9 “Boomer” to the community on Saturday as part of the Washoe County K9 Partners Barks and Badges community event at Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

“We were able to acquire Boomer thanks to a generous donation from the community-supported non-profit K9 Partners so it’s only fitting that the community should be first to meet him,” Sheriff Allen said.

Boomer is the first of his breed to join the Sheriff’s Office. Because of his uniqueness, the K9 team has decided to withhold his breed and any images of Boomer until Saturday’s introduction.

This family event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bartley Ranch Regional Park.

In addition to meeting Boomer, Barks and Badges is a wonderful opportunity to meet many of our community’s incredible law enforcement K9s and handlers.

The day includes K9 demonstrations, music, games, vendors, and more. Requested donation is $5 per vehicle with all proceeds going to support the mission of K9 Partners.

Those who want to go a step further to support our law enforcement K9s are invited to attend the Barks and Badges VIP Dinner being held that evening at the Nugget Chalet Terrace.

Washoe County K9 Partners is a local non-profit organization that offers invaluable support for law enforcement K9s in our region. K9 Partners raises funds to help supplement the budgets of K9 programs and provide additional equipment, training, and medical needs.

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