Chrisa was born on August 30th, 2010 in Innisfail, Alberta. She spent her entire career in the Lower Mainland with her Handler, Cst. Dopson.
At the time, Chrisa was one of only three working female Police Service Dogs in the RCMP. A role that Chrisa took very seriously, she represented strong women everywhere and even made her first capture – an armed robbery suspect – on International Women’s Day! She received congratulations letters from across the country, including from an all girls school on Canada’s East Coast.
PSD Chrisa went on to have a great career! Working from 2012 to 2018, she amassed 230 total captures. One of her most notable files was when she was able to locate a missing 95-year-old woman with severe medical issues that had gone missing. She had been missing in very cold temperatures for 24 hours when Chrisa was able to locate her trapped and unconscious underneath a log. They got her help on time and Chrisa and Cst. Dopson gave the good news to her family.
Chrisa loved to work and always seemed to know exactly what needed to be done without having to be asked. She took her job very seriously, and even in retirement sleeps on top of her dog house for a better view of who may be approaching her yard! She has never been one for too much affection, but has been known to give Cst. Dopson a quick lick on the face before running away!
In her retirement, Chrisa is suffering from multiple work-related ailments, including arthritis in her lower back, worn down teeth, and stiffening hips.