Diesel was rescued from Labrador Rescuers of San Diego along with his buddy, Atlas. Turns out Diesel was never meant to be a California boy: we’ve discovered that he loves nothing better than playing in the Alberta snow, even if his handler makes him wear a coat. He is a canine acrobat who will leap, back flip, and belly-crawl in excitement and determination as he works. There is nothing he won’t do for a ball, though he also loves playing Frisbee in the off-season. When he is not in the field, he is happy to curl up at his hander’s feet or hang out at the office with his working dog pals.



To watch a video of Diesel's acrobatics, click here.

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.

Diesel sits to alert his handler at a watercraft check station.  Mussels detected!

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