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Avon Police Department to rename newest K-9 officer

The department is asking residents to vote on a new name for the 4-year old Beagle

Avon Police is seeking the community’s input for a new name for its newest K-9 officer: a 4-year old Beagle.
Chris Dillmann/Vail Daily Archive

In March, Avon Police Department welcomed its newest recruit: a 4-year old Beagle currently named Dottie, trained to be a therapy dog and K-9 officer. Now, the department is looking for the community’s help in potentially renaming its top dog.

The students at Avon Elementary School — where the K-9 officer, and her partner School Resource and Patrol officer Colleen Gaspard, will spend much of their time next year — came up with a number of suggestions for re-naming Dottie. All their suggestions have been narrowed down to five name finalists:

  • Dottie
  • Bagel the Beagle
  • Nova (Avon backwards/new star)
  • Avi (short for Avon)
  • Cubbi (Avon Elementary School mascot)

Members of the community can vote for their top name suggestion now through Thursday, April 28 at SurveyMonkey.com/r/8GS5RKV.



The winning name will be announced on Friday, April 29.

For more information about the Avon Police Department’s K-9 officer, contact her handler Colleen Gaspard at cgaspard@avon.org or 970-748-4026.




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