Ridiculously Cute Police Puppy in Training Photo Goes Viral

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batman police dog in training viral photoHoly viral photo, Batman!

A 9-week-old German Shepherd named Batman became an Internet sensation today, and for a very worthy cause.

Batman is in training to become a member of the Boston Police Department’s K-9 unit. In this photo by Jonathan Kozowyk, the little pup is wearing a vest that’s just a wee bit too large for him.

The hand and legs in the photo belong to Officer Troy Caisey, the head trainer of the K-9 unit.

The photo is included in the 2015 Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog Calendar, on sale now for only $10 (plus shipping and handling). Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog is a volunteer-run nonprofit whose goal is to ensure that every police dog in that state has a bulletproof vest.

“All Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog calendar proceeds will be used to support Massachusetts police dogs, helping provide vests, essential equipment, training and dogs,” according to the organization’s Facebook page.

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