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Wicket had been waiting at the shelter for six months. But nobody wanted a large black dog who barked incessantly while bounding off the walls of her kennel.  When WD4C’s Aimee Hurt held a tennis ball through the kennel bars, Wicket was captivated. Aimee told a shelter worker that she wanted to take Wicket home. “That one?!” the woman asked, incredulous. “But, that one’s crazy!”

Turns out Wicket was the right kind of crazy for us. She completed her training blindingly fast, and started her work just a few months later, searching for wolf and grizzly bear scat near Yellowstone National Park. She has since worked in 18 states and 8 countries, learned to detect 31 species of plants, animals, and scats, and has become one of the most experienced detection dogs in the world.

 

Wicket had been waiting at the shelter for six months. But nobody wanted a large black dog who barked incessantly while bounding off the walls of her kennel. WD4C’s Aimee Hurt held a tennis ball through the kennel bars. Wicket was captivated; her eyes never left the ball. Amy told a shelter worker that she wanted to take Wicket home. “That one?!” the woman asked, incredulous. “But, that one’s crazy!”

Turns out Wicket was the right kind of crazy for us. She completed her training blindingly fast, and was working in Yellowstone Park just a few months later, searching for wolf and grizzly bear scat. She has since worked in 14 states and 7 countries, learned to detect 26 species of plants, animals, and scats, and has become one of the most experienced detection dogs in the world.

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Wicket searching for moose scat in the mountains of Wyoming.