Nashik: A sniffer dog named ‘Spike’ who was a part of the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) of Maharashtra’s Nashik City Police Force recently retired after completing 11 years of service. Also Read - Man Builds Special Robot to Take Care of Disabled Dog in Lucknow

As the service dog reached the day – February 24 – when he was finally going to be retired, Spike received a grand farewell from the members of his force. Also Read - Awwdorable! Muzaffarnagar Police Celebrates Sniffer Dog's 3rd Birthday With a Special Cake

On the occasion of his retirement, Spike was paraded on the bonnet of a police van which was decorated with flowers and balloons. Also Read - The Endless Wait: Dog Searches For Her Lost Puppies in Uttarakhand's Chamoli After Flash Floods

Meanwhile, as the van carefully moved ahead with the dog sitting on it, policemen clapped as they marched by his side. Watch the heartwarming video below:

Spike was also seen wearing a garland and peacefully resting on the bonnet, as an elder dog who finally gets to rest after years of hard work.

The golden labrador joined the Nashik Bomb Detection Dog Squad in 2010. He was famous for discovering hidden petrol bombs.

As for what happened to Spike after his retirement, his handler Ganesh Hire adopted him. Ganesh had been handling Spike since the dog was just three months old. The officer said, “He (Spike) has served the government and now I will serve him”

Ganesh Hire, his wife and their two children welcomed the retired service dog in their family by cutting a cake with him.