As we've explored in other stories, K-9 handlers develop very strong bonds with their dogs during the long hours they work together.
That's why when a dog retires (or quits, in Lulu's case) their handlers have the first chance to adopt them. Thankfully, Lulu's partner was happy to bring her home. While the CIA said it was "extremely difficult" to say goodbye to Lulu, she doesn't seem to mind at all.
Now she spends her days "sniffing out rabbits and squirrels in the backyard," which sounds much less stressful than digging around for explosives. “We’ll miss Lulu, but this was the right decision for her," the Agency said in their update. "We wish her all the best in her new life.”
Meanwhile, since Lulu left her training in the first stage, a new dog was able to jump right into the program and take her place. The CIA has introduced Harry, another black Lab and Lulu's replacement. He seems much more interested in bomb-sniffing, so it seems like this was a good switch.
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