Pasco Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 Unit is expanding, adding three new K-9 teams. All three teams are single-purpose tracking teams, consisting of a Bloodhound and a trained handler. Bloodhounds have an especially keen sense of smell and can follow scents, even after long delays, through large crowds and across diverse natural elements. These valuable skills help our deputies on a variety of calls, such as locating missing people, which is one of PSO’s most common calls for service. This ability helps deputies search faster and more efficiently than deputies searching alone, and helps bring those who are missing home.
The three new Bloodhounds are littermates, who were born on Oct. 26, 2022 in Kentucky. As with all K-9s at PSO, the Bloodhounds were selected based on their drive, personality and how they compliment their handlers’ lives, as all of PSO’s K-9s live at home with their handlers when they’re not working.