SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. — You can call this a foster fail in the best possible way!

Dispatchers with the Sevierville Police Department were fostering Maddie, an 8-year-old hound mix from the Sevier Animal Care Center, in hopes that someone would eventually adopt her.

Turns out, that "someone" is the SPD!

“It seems Maddie has won over the hearts of everyone here,” said SPD Chief Joseph Manning. “She wanders the halls and offices, eagerly visiting each of us throughout the day. We’re so glad she has a permanent home with us.”

So Maddie will stay on as the newest member of the SPD family.

She is the second dog fostered at the police department.

Maddie
Maddie is an 8-year-old hound mix.
Sevierville Police Department

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Maddie doesn't have any police expertise. The 8-year-old hound mix mostly just wants love and a comfy place to sleep.

Sevierville Police Dispatchers are fostering Maddie with the Sevier Animal Care Center. Her temporary home is in the SPD building, but she's looking for a forever family.

SPD introduced Maddie in a Wednesday Facebook post. 

The Sevierville Police Department has some sad news to pass along. R... etired K9 Buck passed away Saturday 12/14/2019 at home. Buck served alongside two handlers over his 8-year career with SPD. Buck started his career with Captain David Finchum & then upon his promotion, Buck was partnered with LT Brandan Perry until his retirement in March 2018.

Families interested in adopting Maddie can contact the Sevier Animal Care Center. The Center's phone number is 865-456-6300.

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