Dog Names Starting with Aj in Pop Culture
Matthew Hickey was a police officer with over 30 years of experience under his belt. He was also the handler for the K-9 police dog Ajax. The two worked together as a team from Ajax's first day on the force and formed quite the bond. Hickey considered Ajax to be part of his family.
Then came Hickey's time to retire (30 years is a long time to be a police officer!). Hickey wished that Ajax could also retire at the same time and was very interested in adopting him. Ajax was, after all, family! Hickey offered to purchase the dog from the city of Marietta (as Ajax is considered to be city property) but the city law's prevented him from doing so. The state law requires any retiring police dog to be put up for public auction, just like any city property.
Ajax was valued at about $3,000 as he was a highly trained dog. It was also a requirement that he go to a handler who had experience with police dogs. The city also stated that it didn't have enough staff to train another K-9 officer so Ajax's retirement was also questionable.
Hickey was devastated as he and Ajax had formed a strong bond after working together for so long. Hickey said he had the money and the training required to adopt Ajax but the city laws were standing in the way. Then, the support of the online community came to his rescue. Hickey announced his retirement online and then the community heard that he was fighting to keep Ajax. A GoFundMe account was set up and more than $70,000 was raised to help Hickey obtain Ajax. The city certainly took notice then!
Luckily, a loop hole was found in the law and Hickey was able to purchase Ajax from the city for $1! A law was found that said if a canine unit is disbanded, the canine may be purchased by the law enforcement officer who was assigned to them. Since Hickey was retiring, the "unit" was being disbanded, entitling him to purchase Ajax. Hickey was elated and now lives at home with Ajax. The money from the GoFundMe was donated to a group called Vested Interest which provides bullet proof vests for dogs.
Dog Names Starting With Aj Considerations
You may also want to consider what nicknames you would use when giving your dog a new name. Many dogs are called by their nicknames more often than their real, full names. Some monikers beginning with "Aj" are long and will require a nickname for your pup to understand. Ajanabh, for example, may be difficult for you to repeat again and again but a nickname like Ajan would work perfectly. Ajiezer can be shortened to Aji and a name like Ajaxe could just be Jax. Of course, all the names on this list could go by the nickname AJ or even Aj.