(CNN)After a dog's owner abandoned her, the Denver Sheriff Department took her in and treated her as one of their own.
This dog was abandoned by her owner. Now she's thriving as a police dog
Now, the 2-year-old Belgian Malinois named Karma is thriving as an explosives detection dog alongside her partner Deputy Patrick Hynes.
Last November, a couple kids playing at a park saw a car pull up and let a dog out before driving off.
Karma roamed outside for six days before people in the neighborhood finally coaxed her inside. There was an impending winter storm and everyone who wanted to save Karma kept their garages open in the hopes that she'd enter one, Hynes said.
When Karma was finally captured, "she had worn all her paws down to where they were bleeding," Hynes told CNN, adding that the dog was underweight and skittish.