seamus

seamus

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.

Border collie Seamus was adopted from an animal shelter in Montana. Seamus is handsome and bright, but he needs rules, boundaries, a consistent daily routine, and far more attention than most people can devote to even the most demanding pet. But given the right environment, Seamus thrives. He has helped us to monitor and eradicate noxious weeds from a Montana mountainside and to find evidence of the endangered San Joaquin kit fox in California. While Seamus wouldn’t do well in the average home, he has found a perfect spot as part of our pack.

Seamus fighting invasive weeds on Missoula's Mount Sentinel.