Initial plans call for the dogs to be purchased in the Spring and be ready for street deployments in the Summer.
GRPD generally purchases foreign born dogs, that are full of drive and willingness to work. The dogs are "green" or untrained when purchased. The dogs are trained in house for about two months. By the time they finish initial training they can track, search buildings, find drugs or explosives, and help protect their handlers.
The Foundation will help with the purchase of the new dogs. In the past the Foundation has provided anywhere between a couple thousand dollars to individual donors purchasing entire dogs.