This handsome pup’s name is Leonard, and he’s Ohio’s first Pit Bull K9 Officer ready to embark on a career as a narcotics detection dog!

Two-year-old Leonard was brought into Ohio’s Union County Humane Society as a stray back in November.

Shelter Director Jim Alloway said the dog was a “problem child” and deemed him “unadoptable,” scheduling the energetic pup for euthanasia.

As it turns out, the very traits that made him unsuitable for potential adopters made him perfect for police work.

“He exhibited very high hunt, ball, and possessiveness drives; none of which make adoption likely for a family,” the humane society wrote on Facebook.

But, the humane society’s director detected something very special in the toy-driven dog.