Honoring Two Canine Heroes-Our Patients, Roo And Dozen

Norbeck Animal Clinic is proud to provide veterinary services to two local canine heroes. Both dogs are black Labrador retrievers that are trained in accelerant detection (arson dogs).

“Roo, and his partner, D.C. Fire Arson Investigator, Scott Wilson as well as “Dozen” and her partner, D.C. Fire Arson Investigator, Rodney Taylor have played important roles in solving many arson crimes in the area.

A new seven foot, bronze sculpture called “From Ashes to Answers” now stands at the corner of 5th and F Streets downtown. A tribute took place earlier this week. The National Fire Dog monument honors the four-legged investigators who help solve this country’s arson fires.

We salute “Roo” and “Dozen”! We would like to acknowledge all Certified Accelerant-Detection K-9s (Arson Dogs) everywhere for their often unrecognized heroic efforts. Please be sure to show your support and visit the National Fire Dog Monument.

Below is a link to the WJLA Channel 7 News clip and article highlighting the unveiling of the monument. “Roo” and “Dozen” appear along with their partners.

WJLA Washington DC News Coverage – National Fire Dog Monument unveiled in D.C. 

The monument, titled “From Ashes to Answers” was inspired by Colarado’s first Arson dog, Erin.

For more information on the monument and arson dogs, please visit the following link:

Dear Valued Clients,

The safety of our staff and those in our community remains our highest priority. We will remain open for limited hours to provide urgent care and necessary core vaccinations for your pets.

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