Working Dogs for Conservation 

is the world’s leading conservation detection dog organization. 

 

We combine expert canine data collection with cutting-edge laboratory techniques to help answer some of the most pressing questions in conservation.

OUR WORK

OUR CLIENTS  & PARTNERS

We work with universities, international NGOs, state and Federal agencies, and private industry. We provide everything from study design and methodology development to proposal writing, data collection, GIS mapping, data analysis, and reporting.

In the process, we offer a second chance to high-drive shelter dogs, many of whom would have been euthanized if we had not put them to work saving wildlife.

OUR SERVICES
We've traveled around the world to work on a wide variety of conservation projects.  

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Working Dogs for Conservation 

is the world’s leading conservation detection dog organization. 

 

We combine expert canine data collection with cutting-edge laboratory techniques to help answer some of the most pressing questions in conservation.

OUR WORK

OUR WORK

WORK WITH US

We develop projects, design methodologies, and train dogs on custom targets.

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LEADING THE FIELD

Building upon techniques from narcotics detection, cadaver detection, and search and rescue, we have pioneered ways to use dogs’ extraordinary sense of smell to protect wildlife and wild places.

Our dogs can detect weeds before they break the surface, animals that live below ground, and aquatic organisms invisible to the human eye. Our co-founders were the first to train dogs to detect wide-ranging carnivores non-invasively, to uncover illegal snares in Africa, and to find invasive plants, insects, and fish.

We are also at the forefront of the fight against wildlife trafficking, training dogs to detect ammunition, guns, poisons, snares, ivory, rhino horn, and pangolin scales.