Officer responds to call about ‘vicious dog’—but when he arrives, something is not right

A concerned citizen had called in the police
May 10, 2018 4:57 pm Last Updated: May 10, 2018 4:59 pm

Some dog breeds have acquired a bad reputation, but a recent interaction between a dog and a police officer proves that just because a dog is of a certain breed doesn’t automatically make it “bad.”

On April 29, the Texarkana Police Department received a call from a concerned citizen.

Posted by Texarkana Texas Police Department on Monday, April 16, 2018

Police in Texarkana, Texas, shared on Facebook that on April 29 they received a call regarding a “vicious dog.”

Officer Travis Frost responded to the call and found a large dog lying on someone’s porch. Frost wasn’t completely confident what breed the dog was, either a pit bull or American Bully, but he knew it was “vicious.”

Frost exercised caution when trying to control the situation.

Posted by Texarkana Texas Police Department on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Before the officer attempted to capture the dog, he made sure to leave the door to his car open in case the dog decided to run after him.

Once Frost felt like he had a way to escape, if necessary, he whistled at the dog.

He called the dog, named Gold, and the dog surprised him.

Posted by Texarkana Texas Police Department on Sunday, April 29, 2018

As soon as Frost whistled at Gold, the dog “came trotting over to him with his tail wagging.” After Gold allowed Frost to pet him, the caramel-colored pooch hopped into Frost’s car and made himself at home.

Gold even let Frost take a selfie.

Posted by Texarkana Texas Police Department on Sunday, April 29, 2018

The two hung out until an animal control officer arrived and attempted to locate Gold’s owner. While Gold had a microchip, unfortunately his owner’s contact information was not up to date so the dog had to stay at a shelter overnight.

UPDATE April 30 @ 1:00 p.m.: GREAT NEWS!!! We just learned that Gold, the dog we encountered yesterday, was picked up…

Posted by Texarkana Texas Police Department on Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Texarkana Police Department updated their original Facebook post the following day and shared that Gold was reunited with his family.