zoey

zoey

Zoey works hard and loves hard. Nothing interrupts her focus when she’s working, but the second she’s done, she’s in your lap, paws on your shoulders, kissing you into submission. She was found on the street in Texas, so her past is a mystery, but whatever it holds hasn’t dulled her affection for people. Zoey was rescued with support from The Cougar Fund, and we will put her fast, furious energy to work on cougar-related projects. When she’s not in the field, her friendliness and people-focus will make her the perfect ambassador for big cat conservation. She is a great demonstration dog -- wowing the crowd with her scent work and then cuddling up with all comers -- and gives her all both with the public and in the field to promote the protection of cougar, bobcat, and other wild cats.​

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.

Zoey searches for Dyer's Woad on Mt. Sentinel overlooking Missoula, Montana.