Here's your feel-good story of the day.

According to a post from the Massachusetts State Police, members of the K-9 division recently met with the Tantasqua Senior Carpentry Technical Division at Tantasqua Regional High School in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Troopers connected with students and instructors to thank them for four new dog houses the program built for K-9 troopers.

The Senior Carpentry Technical Division students recently built the dog houses for Massachusetts' newest canine officers who recently completed their certification. The custom-built dog houses feature two compartments, one of which is insulated and, if necessary, features integral heat for the dogs. The craftsmanship displayed in the construction of these K-9 houses far surpasses that of any commercially available product, yet at significant savings to the State Police.
Below are photos of the students who built the houses along with their instructors Mr. Tim Segan and Mr. John Thibault. Also pictured is Trooper Nick Pickunka, his partner K-9 Cezar, and Trooper John Ardeche, with his partner K-9 Tucker.
A very special thank you goes out to the students and staff of the Tantasqua Senior Carpentry Technical Division in providing new homes to hardworking, faithful, four-legged members of our department.
Massachusetts State Police