lily

lily

Pepin was adopted from a breeder in Holland who is famous for raising working dogs of the highest standards. Pepin has two speeds: 0 and 11. When he is at 11, his scenting skills verge on magical. While in Zambia monitoring cheetah, Pepin suddenly took off after a scent, leading his handler to a cheetah scat that was located more than half a kilometer away. In a tree. In a place where cheetah had not been sighted before. Like we said, magical.

By the time Lily was three years old, she had already lived in five different homes. Probably because she is always in motion. She whines, circles, and wags constantly, always carrying something in her mouth. Her eyes dilate at the sight of a ball and if you are foolish enough to throw it once, well, there goes your afternoon. A rescue in Georgia recognized Lily’s potential as a working dog, and started training her for narcotics detection. But budget cuts left the rescue director worried that Lily would embark on this career, only to lose it -- and her sixth home. So she put Lily on a plane to her forever home with us. Lily’s quirky nature and boundless energy serve her well as she tirelessly searches for endangered wildlife and invasive pests.

Lily after a hard day's work surveying Alaskan artic bears.