Loyal pet becomes Queensland’s first honorary police dog

A deaf and partially blind pet dog who kept a three-year-old girl safe after she went missing for a night has officially become Queensland’s first ever honorary police dog.

Max the dog became an internet sensation last month after it was revealed he followed his human  toddler into the bush to be by her side after she wandered off from the family home at Warwick.

The following day, the pooch even led search crews to where the little girl was.


Following the rescue, Queensland police took to social media to thank Max for his great work.

“SUCH A GOOD BOY, MAX! He stayed with his 3-year-old human who was lost near Warwick last night while we frantically searched for her. For keeping her safe, you’re now an honorary police dog,” they wrote.

To make good on the promise they made online, Warwick Officer in Charge Senior Sergeant James Deacon and the Darling Downs District Dog Squad Officer in Charge Sergeant Trevor O’Neil visited Max on Tuesday.

Max seemed pretty thrilled to be presented with a Queensland Police collar and medallion to become Queensland’s first ever honorary police dog.

PHOTO: Qld Police | Max with Warwick OIC James Deacon (light blue uniform), Dog Squad Darling Downs OIC Sergeant Trevor O’Neil (navy uniform), one of Max’s humans Jake Miller.

Congratulations, Max!