Gavel the Australian police dog recruit was introduced to much fanfare in April of 2016. German shepherds are a breed generally known for making good officers, being disciplined, strong, and sensitive. According to the Brisbane Times, for the duration of his training, Gavel was housed at Fernberg, the official residence of the Governor of Queensland, Paul de Jersey, in Brisbane.
Not sure why government officials are tasked with fostering service animals, but who wouldn't want this adorable dog in the house:
For months, the Queensland Governor's official Twitter account tweeted adorable pics of Gavel making himself at home, and hobnobbing with his future coworkers as he underwent training: