Hero Dog Awards - Arc


Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Arrak “Arc” is an 8 year old 127 lbs Belgian Malinois mix. He has been a K9 Officer for the Osage Nation Tribal Police for 7 years. Like most K9’s, he has assisted in locating and apprehending several dangerous individuals, along with assisting in several drug related arrests. However, Arc is also kid friendly! 1 year ago last fall, we responded to a missing child 8 years old with Autism. She had wondered off just after sundown from her home in a rural neighborhood. After searching the area, we found the child scared and cold at an abandoned home about a mile from her house. She refused to ride in a patrol vehicle and wouldn’t walk with any officers on scene. I introduced Arc and she immediately took comfort in him. She said she felt safe and requested Arc and I to walk her home to be reunited with her parents. Since then, Arc makes visits to the local head start programs and is loved by all!