Breed: Border collie
Joined our pack in 2009
Scents: 16, including cross river gorilla & lynx scats
Orbee was in the wrong line of work. A border collie with no interest in sheep or herding, he ended up in the shelter as a failed ranch dog. His high-pitched bark and intense focus made him virtually unadoptable. But Orbee found his calling as a conservation detection dog. He has worked in every possible environment -- from arctic sand dunes in Alaska to jungles in Africa to the banks of Montana rivers. His energy and intensity have made it possible for scientists to learn more about secretive animals like wolverines and kit fox. And that high-pitched bark? It’s just a sign of his enthusiasm.
A tired Orbee posing with his namesake: the Orbee ball.