The dog pictures calendar was started in 2009 by retired Vancouver Police Sergeant Mike Anfield in honor of his wife VPD Constable Candy Anfield who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004.
It seems like calendars exist to spark joy within us. Little did we know that the Vancouver Police Department also plays a pivotal role in instilling that happiness within us. Honestly, tell me if there's a better combo than dogs and humans.
I guess not, because the love and bond they share are truly unique and heartwarming. Putting this bond to good use, the Vancouver PD releases a calendar every year, complete with an utterly awesome photoshoot of their furry friends and we just can't wait to get our hands on them.
These pictures show the Paw Patrol in action, trying to reduce crime and save the people who need help. Anyway, the 2020 VPD K9 Calendar is priced at $15.00.
Need your daily dose of @VPDCanine? The 2020 Calendar is on sale now at https://t.co/IoVTDQqfB6! Also available at: VPD Public Service Counters (2120 Cambie & 3585 Graveley), VPD Community Policing Centres, Tisol stores Vancouver— VanPoliceFnd (@VanPoliceFnd) October 9, 2019
All proceeds to @bccancerfdn & @BCChildrensHosp pic.twitter.com/D9dNCgLkQQ
According to the website, making a purchase from the VPF store is just another way for you to give back. All proceeds will go towards the work that the VPF does in the community. With your purchase, you also become a member of the Vancouver Police Foundation.
“The dog pictures calendar was started in 2009 by retired Vancouver Police Sergeant Mike Anfield in honor of his wife, VPD Constable Candy Anfield who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2004,” Social Media Liaison officer for the Vancouver Police Department, Anne-Marie Clark told Bored Panda.
“Proceeds from the sale of the calendars go towards the B.C. Cancer Foundation and B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.”
“The police dogs all followed their handler's instructions during the photoshoots and were good dogs,” Anne-Marie Clark added.
“You can see their personalities showing through in the pics. PSD Brando really is as cool as he looks with his sunglasses on. PSD Bailey loves a quick break in a local coffee shop. PSD Jack takes his job seriously and is always determined to get to the truth when it comes to interviewing suspects!”
“The police services dogs are important to our department because they are trained in a variety of disciplines which include: tracking, criminal apprehension, evidence recovery, narcotics, firearms, and explosives detection. The Canine Unit responds to over 10,000 calls for service each year in the city of Vancouver, and to Lower Mainland police agencies which require the services of a police dog and handler.”
Honestly, wouldn't you like your Calendar to resemble this?
The best part is that the PD's Insta handle is that they post pictures for every pupper's birthday as well!
Most of the pictures here are from their 2019 calendar, but I just can't wait till they go live with pictures from this year! SO worth the wait!
Look at just how adorable this is!
JUST Look at the swag on this little one
All of them are winners, I believe