MPD comfort dog now has name

Manchester Police Officer Shannon Jackson pets the police department’s newest member, a black Lab comfort dog at the station on Jan. 28. Also pictured is his handler, Det. Justin Breton and Officer Nate Linstad, right. The police department announced on Friday that the dog will be named Patch, after seeking the help of the public to pick a name.

MANCHESTER — The results are in for the name of the police department’s new comfort dog. And the winner is ... Patch.

Last week, the department sought the help of the public in naming the black Labrador retriever, which joined the department in January. A survey included five names with special meaning to either the police department or the city.

The list also included Amos, Sam, Harry and Rex.

The survey drew 3,055 votes and Patch won with 44% of the vote, according to the department.

The puppy was donated by Hero Pups of Portsmouth. Patch’s handler will be Det. Justin Breton.

While not making any public appearances during the coronaviris outbreak, Patch is still being trained.

All of his needs will be paid for through donations. If you would like to donate, please click on the following PayPal link:

Checks are accepted as well and can be made out to: The Manchester Association of Police Comfort Dogs. Checks can be mailed to the Manchester Police Department, 405 Valley St., Manchester, NH 03103

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Larry is stressed by loud noises such as thunder and fireworks. I help him deal with noise as best I can, putting a Thundershirt on him, spraying lavender essential oil, giving him Rescue Remedy and CBD oil, putting some supplements in his food and playing loud TV or music to cover the sounds.