Meet Licorice, the Blue Ash P.D. therapy dog

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(March 5, 2021 - Blue Ash) 

You may see Licorice, the Blue Ash P.D. therapy dog, at the Municipal Building, Sycamore Schools, or around the City with Blue Ash Lt. Roger Pohlman. 

Licorice is an adorable Golden Doodle who instantly brings a calming presence and smiles to the faces of everyone he meets.  

“He was adopted from 4 Paws for Abilities in Xenia as a ‘Fabulous Flunky,’ or a service dog in training that didn’t quite make the cut for various reasons,” said Lt. Pohlman. “After we adopted him he then became a certified therapy dog through Therapy Dogs International. He comes to work daily with me and roams the police station, soliciting therapy pets from everyone.”

Licorice also has a variety of other important jobs in the surrounding communities.

“My wife, Christine, is a reading specialist and lets the young elementary children read to Licorice,” said Pohlman. “He is the team mascot for my son, Owen’s, 3rd-grade football team. He is also my daughter, Campbell’s, companion in her 4-H Clover Canines Club where she does obedience training, learning activities, and gets to show him at the Warren County Fair.” 

Licorice does on-going training with Sit Means Sit dog training in Lebanon.

In his off time, Licorice enjoys chasing rabbits and squirrels in the yard and napping after a busy day.