Rescue Dog Helps Apprehend Neighborhood Thief

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A neighborhood in Boulder, Col., is a lot safer today thanks to Squid, a weimaraner-pointer mix, who helped apprehend a neighborhood thief after alerting his owner about the robber outside her door.

Tina Fuller, Squid’s owner, was fast asleep in her room with her pet, when she was suddenly woken up by Squid’s growls.


“[In the ] middle of the night, about three, 3:30 in the morning, Squid just sits up in his bed, [and] started to growl,” Fuller told THV 11. “That’s pretty unusual for him to do.”

Fuller looked out her window and saw two men dressed in all black trying to break into her car. She immediately called 911 and moments later, police officers were outside her door chasing down the thieves.

Fuller’s neighborhood had been recently hit with multiple thefts, and when police received the tip of the on-going break-in, they acted quickly. Authorities were able to capture one of the thieves, the second man got away.

Thanks to Squid, a dog Fuller had recently adopted, Fuller’s and other neighbors’ belongings were retrieved.

On our book Squid is not only a great rescue dog and house pet, but he is also an awesome police detective.

10 thoughts on “Rescue Dog Helps Apprehend Neighborhood Thief”

  1. Good job Squid!! I have a pointer(female GSP named Ana) and most people think they are just hunters, but my dog is just as much a defense/guard dog as any German Shepherd I have owned. My previous GSP, Bailey, alerted us in the middle of the night to a burglar who had entered our garage. The police told us Bailey saved us from losing a lot more than the one tool box the burglar got away with before she scared him off. If you are considering a defense/guard dog, consider a Pointer. I love Shepherds too, but they bark so much and Pointers do not. They are a great all-around dog.


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