German Police Dogs Wearing Shoes To Protect Paws

Dog shoesPolice dogs need protection too. And the police dogs in Duesseldorf, Germany are getting some extra protection for their paws.

The dogs now patrol with protective shoes on because too many glass shards left by people drinking were harming the police dogs.

“We wondered how can we protect our dogs’ feet against glass,” said Andre Hartwich, a police spokesman. “We looked on the Internet and found these shoes.”

The police handlers paid $89 for the shoes which are the same types of shoes that dogs who walk on ice in Alaska wear.

The police dogs take about a month of training to get used to wearing the shoes.

Source: CNN

5 Responses to “German Police Dogs Wearing Shoes To Protect Paws”

  1. matlock says:

    jeepers creepers where’d you get them sneakers?

  2. Denise says:

    great idea, This really can protect those small feet. I would like to find out where they got these and get my pup some for the winter

  3. Denise says:

    great idea, This really can protect those small feet. I would like to find out where they got these and get my pup some for the winter

  4. KAEfamily says:

    I don’t think they are of the same but I have bought two sets from PetCo. However, our pets never cared for those sneakers so we stopped persuading them to wear and no longer receiving dirty looks from our beloved dogs ;-)

  5. Linda's Cats says:

    I remember during 9-11 (and then noticed it for all kinds of other rescue work ) that one of the requested donations was for “baby socks”. I didn’t understand why — were there tons of babies sockless after 9-11? Then someone told me they use teh socks to protect search & rescue dog’s feet.

    These seem MUCH better than baby’s socks ;-)


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