Placer County deputy locates Paradise pup

Dog is deputized after befriending deputy
By: Brody Fernandez, Gold Country Media
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Last month, Placer County Sheriff Deputy Chris Hill found an American bulldog named Delilah wandering on Eureka Road in Granite Bay.

Delilah looked scared and lost, according to Hill, so he opened his patrol car door and she happily jumped in.  

“She sat right on top of my patrol bag in the passenger seat and appeared ready for duty,” Hill said.  

Contacting the phone number on the dog’s collar, Hill discovered that Delilah’s owners were Paradise evacuees who lost everything in the Camp Fire.

Delilah escaped from the Granite Bay house she was being fostered in when the foster family was out looking for a large-sized dog door.

Hill assured Delilah’s owners that he would locate the foster family and Delilah would be safely returned there. While waiting for the foster family to return home, Hill and Delilah quickly became pals.

“Delilah loved being in the Placer County Sheriff vehicle,” Hill said.

After some other deputies and new friends took pictures of Delilah and Deputy Hill together, Delilah was safely returned to her foster family as a sworn K9 officer, according to law enforcement officials.