There are so many stray dogs out there in need of good homes.
It is sad to think about how many animals have never had a family.
Luckily, there are also good people out there who want to help animals in need.
The Kirkland Police Department in Ohio came across one such stray dog.
They named him John Doe, or "JD," for short while they tried to find his owners.
Unfortunately, after weeks of searching, they were not able to find anything.
So, they decided to adopt the dog themselves!
They got permission from the mayor as well as the chief of police to adopt him.
So now he gets to be the department's official pet!
The happy dog loves his new family, and they love him just as much!
He also gets to hang out at the fire department and city hall, so he has lots of friends in high places!
JD is now pretty much the town of Kirkland's official pet.
See how this police department saved one lucky dog from the lonely streets!