Breed: German shepherd
Joined our pack in 2010
Scents: 12, including brook trout & emerald ash borer larvae
Tia was chosen from a breeder who raises dogs suited for police, narcotics, and search and rescue work. And she has lived up to her pedigree. Her very first job took her to Hawaii in search of the tiny Rosy Wolf snail, an invasive species that is decimating the island’s native tree snails. Though she was just a pup, she showed an incredible capacity for detailed work, patiently searching an area the size of a bathmat for snails hidden in the leaf litter. Since then, she has become WD4C’s invasive species specialist, thriving under the pressure of intense, close searching.
Tia alerting to live brook trout in a Montana stream.