Here's a follow up to a story we brought to you last week about this trained Connecticut Police dog.

After social media broke the story last week about Flash and told his back story, the Harwinton Animal Shelter received hundreds of voicemails, messages, texts and emails, and are getting closer to getting Flash placed in a forever home.

In case you missed it, just click on the title of the story we ran last week to read about Flash's story: "Trained Connecticut Police Dog Searching For Forever Home."

The shelter's animal control officer Tom Mitchell put up a message on the shelters Facebook page basically telling everyone interested how Flash's search for the perfect forever home is going:

Flash and I are working hard over to narrow the list down to people who meet the qualifications. We will then schedule any meetings and Flash will decide from there! Thank you all for your interest, support, shares and understanding.

The shelter has put together a list of criteria for those who might be interested in Flash:

  1. Experience: Flash needs a person with experience handling a focused working dog.
  2. No children: Flash loves kids, but a home with children would be a “setup for a failure,” Mitchell said.
  3. A single-person home: Flash is great with her handler, but has been trained to guard her person.
  4. A military or police background: It’s not imperative, but a person who worked with dogs in the service would be best.
  5. No other dogs: Flash likes other dogs but can be overly reactive.

For more information, you can call the Harwinton Animal Control at (860) 485-9051, or find them on Facebook.

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