Sara

Sara

 

We rely on a wide network of colleagues, friends, and rescuers who help us identify, test, and relocate dogs. One of these “dog angels” got wind of a high-drive dog in Ohio that was at risk for euthanasia. She rushed to shelter and brought Sara home just 20 minutes before she was scheduled to be put down. It took a bucket brigade of fosters and volunteers to get her from Ohio to Texas to Colorado and eventually to us in Montana, but she was worth the effort. Sara is stubborn, headstrong and very much like a state fair tractor pull, but she lives for her job and loves her handlers. Her travels have taken her all the way to North Luangwa National Park in Zambia, where she devotes her unstoppable energy to protecting endangered wildlife.

Rue was given to WD4C by a concerned donor, who knew that the pup’s high energy and unbelievable drive to work put her at high risk for ending up at a shelter. Rue arrived on Christmas Eve, her crate decorated with green and red ribbons. At 13 weeks old, she was a tornado of speed and enthusiasm. Thirteen months later, work is her play. She would rather search than go to the dog park, and nothing thrills her more than the sight of her working vest. Even at her young age she can ignore distractions and maintain her focus over hours of searching. Rue is going to be a gift that keeps on giving.

Sara learns  to detect ivory in preparation for her post in North Luangwa National Park, Zambia.