In early 2019, Canine Therapy for First Responders (CTFFR), a new non-profit organization based in Saint John, approached Chief Wayne Gallant about the donation of an assisted-therapy dog to help police officers cope with trauma they face on the job. Assisted therapy dogs are dogs that provide comfort and support in forms of affection and companionship for persons suffering from various mental and emotional stressors. Not long after their meeting with CTFFR, KRPF welcomed their very first therapy dog named Rosa.
Rosa is a female chocolate lab who is working toward her certifications as a therapy dog with her handlers Cpl. Aaron Haines and Cpl. Lindsey Mott-Haines.