Gone to the Dawgs is a collection of true short stories of criminal incidents involving a unique police officer - a working dog from a K-9 detail. The author spent nearly twenty years in the K-9 Detail, and shares here some of his more amusing stories from his time as a police officer, with his four-legged partner, a dog trained to be a manhunter from the K-9 detail. The stories range from the serious, where there are major crimes committed and injuries incurred, to the ridiculous, where criminals act in such odd ways, it defies explanation. The author shares these stories not only to entertain the reader, but to also highlight the difficult and varied work of police officers, both human and canine! This book highlights a sometimes dangerous and necessary job within a police department. The stories contained in this book demonstrate the unique way police dogs have been incorporated into the police force in a helpful way, that is rewarding to both canine and his human partner. The police dogs are highly trained to sniff out the bad guys who always think they can elude being found by the police during this high stakes game of hide and seek, but learn very quickly that no matter where they hide the dogs will usually find them. In the end their failed attempt to freedom will be short lived and they will go to jail feeling defeated from a worthy adversary. Working in the K-9 detail is one of the best kept secrets in any police department and also one of the most rewarding jobs a police officer could ever have. The fact is you are getting paid to pet a dog while playing the adult version of hide and seek. Bad guys these days do not respect police officers as they did years ago, but they damn sure respect and fear the dog!