K-9 Vito

Vito PhotoK-9 Vito is a black and tan colored Polish Hound specializing in human tracking.  K-9 Vito is one year old and just recently became a deputy with the Merced County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit in February 2018. Additionally, K-9 Vito is partnered with Deputy Rouse and they are trained as a tracking team which means they find missing, wanted, or lost people.  K-9 Vito’s favorite thing to do on his time off is play fetch and run around the block with Deputy Rouse.

At just 45 pounds, K-9 Vito is the smallest K-9 in the Merced County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.  Don’t let his happy demeanor or small size fool you, he is a tracking machine.