A retired Hudson Valley New York State Trooper received a new best friend as a gift from a special organization.

Retired NYS Trooper Receives Companion Dog

Last week Beacon Professional Firefighters IAFF L-3490 attended a ceremony for the presentation of a brand new companion dog. They shared photos and details from the event on Facebook. 

The social media post explains that retired New York State Police Troop K Trooper Greer was gifted a companion dog from the Boots & Paws organization.

Karl, an 8-week-old Double Doodle puppy is now a part of the Greer family and it looks like was welcomed with open arms.

More on Boots & Paws with The Guardian Revival Organization

Boots & Paws, the organization that gifted Trooper Greer a companion dog, is a branch of a larger organization called Guardian Revival.

At Guardian Revival their mission is to "revive and preserve the mental health and well-being of veterans and first responders — our guardians — at no cost to them." They provide a handful of programs, opportunities, and resources for active or retired guardians free of charge.

For instance, the Boots & Paws program provides companion dogs for free. These dogs offer guardians therapeutic benefits like reducing stress and anxiety, easing depression and loneliness, and encouraging regular exercise.

The program also offers therapy dog visitation events to businesses, schools and communities. Learn more about Boots & Paws, as well as other Guardian Revival resources and programs at GuardianRevival.org. 

Looking to Adopt a Dog? Check out one of the Many Rescues in the Hudson Valley

Interested in adding a dog to your family? Take Me Home Pet Rescue is currently looking for forever homes for 14 pups. Check out some of their rescues below, maybe you're their forever family:

14 Pups Currently Looking For their Forever Home at Take Me Home Pet Rescue

The Highland, New York-based rescue is a 501c3 nonprofit that saves dogs and cats from high-kill shelters. These are a few of the dogs currently with foster families waiting for their forever home.

If you do end up adding a pup to the family soon, let them stretch out and run around one of these top-rated dog parks around the Hudson Valley:

10 of The Top Rated Dog Parks Across the Hudson Valley

Looking for a change of scenery with your pup? Check one of these top-rated dog parks located right here in the Hudson Valley according to Google Reviews.

While we're on the topic of adopting rescue dogs, earlier this year several Hudson Valley rescues worked quickly to save 22 large breed dogs from an awful hoarding situation in Dutchess County:

22 Large Breed Dogs Saved From Awful Hoarding Situation in Dutchess County

The Ulster County SPCA recounts the details of one of the "worst hoarding cases" they've ever seen in Milan, New York. Along with assistance from several Hudson Valley-based animal rescues they were able to save 22 large breed dogs.