Titan is a purebred German Shepherd who was born on March 7, 2007 at the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre in Innisfail, Alberta. Titan worked in the Red Deer area and Calgary area with his handler, Cpl. Francois Decelles.
While working with Cpl. Decelles, Titan tracked and located many people. One of their most notable cases was the time Titan tracked and located a mother of two. It was the middle of the night and the temperature was -40C with the wind chill. The woman had been struggling with mental health issues and was at a high risk of hypothermia from being out in the cold. Titan successfully found her and she received the necessary medical treatment and was reunited with her family.
Titan is enjoying his retirement and likes to go to bed at the same time as his family. He lets them know when he wants to go to bed by pausing at the bottom of the stairs and looking at them. He then walks halfway up the stairs and looks back at them again, waiting for them to join him.
In the past year, Titan has had two surgeries for two large abscesses in his mouth from damaged teeth. The damaged teeth were due to Titan’s tireless work as a Police Service Dog.