There are some jobs that can only be done by doggos. The latest Royal Newfoundland Constabulary dog, named Stella, is already making people feel better. She even has her own Twitter account.
Stella's induction into the RNC was announced in a July 14 press release.
She is the Constabulary's first ever support dog, and was named after Stella Burry, who was "a pioneering social worker, who made an outstanding contribution to her community, and to the province of Newfoundland and Labrador."
The newest recruit for the RNC is a Portuguese Water Dog. According to the release, this breed is known for its intelligence and behaviour, both of which make it well suited to being a support animal.
Unlike other police dogs, Stella's job will be to provide support to officers and victims. She'll even receive further training in how to identify people in need of comfort.
"Stella will help provide reassurance, and have a calming effect on victims and witnesses during court procedures," the release states.
She's become very popular on Twitter, with over 1200 followers since her account's first tweet just yesterday. It's already filled with adorable photos of her and friendly messages.
Hello Twitterland, it’s Stella here. I’m the @RNC_PoliceNL 1st Police Support Dog in Newfoundland & Labrador. I’m… https://t.co/lBwCHYR8By— PSD Stella (@PSD Stella)1594737818.0
Stella is also pretty new herself, having only been born four months ago.
A photo of her as a puppy was shared on Twitter with the message, "Can you believe this was me when I was born on March 6th, 2020 in Ontario?"
Can you believe this was me when I was born on March 6th, 2020 in Ontario. #Puppy #CharbrKennel #ComeFromAway… https://t.co/eyUXgjK6ba— PSD Stella (@PSD Stella)1594737917.0
If you live in St. John's, you might see Stella out and about with her handler, Constable Krista Fagan.
Luckily, the Constabulary wants people to know that part of Stella's training is community engagement, so if you see her, it's pretty much your duty as a citizen to say hello.
If you see Stella in the community, Constable Fagan says you’re more than welcome to come up and meet her.… https://t.co/3e8pybBIge— Ben Murphy (@Ben Murphy)1594734445.0
Judging by Stella's friendly demeanour with the people around her, that will be a hard thing to resist anyway.