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For information on any animals available, please call Animal Control Officer Jim Wang at 440.871.3311.





Officer Dennis Funari and our K-9 Chico


Chico the Police Dog

Best friend of the force, Chico is Westlake Police Department’s star canine: A Belgian Malinois (just like our previous dogs, Floppy and Jaro). K-9 officer Dennis Funari is his handler; when off-duty, Chico lives with the Funari family. Chico performs dual roles: He can sniff out drugs and paraphernalia as well as apprehend criminals, all for the price of a good game of fetch. Chico was born in the Netherlands and trained in Sunbury, Ohio. He responds to commands spoken in Dutch, but Chico does understand some English, too.