Utilizing Scent Detection
Anything's pawsible with dogs. Canine scent detection is a proven and badass asset for our world today. From detecting human illnesses, aiding search and rescue efforts, sniffing out invasives, or assisting law enforcement, the canine nose is an invaluable tool—not to mention, adorable too.
The CDCI Canine Finders are experts in scent detection to help advance conservation efforts.
OUR CANINE FINDER-KEEPER TEAMS HELP:
Biodiversity and the health of an ecosystem go hand in hand, which means every type of critter is important. Our dogs lend their sniffers to conservationists searching for, monitoring, and protecting endangered species.
Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee Image courtesy of Zach Kastern
Invasive species cause damage to the environment by taking over, and in many cases, killing other important and native species. Our dogs assist with early detection, quickly sniffing out and identifying harmful invaders to help our partnering organizations eradicate them.
Zebra Mussel Image: www.mo.gov
Some species are experts at hiding from the human eye, making them difficult to find. Our dog’s non-invasive method of searching can be an incredibly efficient way to locate unseen targets and get results in record time.
Wood Turtle Image: www.oriannesociety.org
We not only feel an incredible responsibility to share how scent detection can keep our planet healthy, we want to build relationships with others who love their dogs like we do. That means sharing trade secrets in bond building to benefit you and your best friend.
A NON-INVASIVE PRACTICE
Our Canine Finder-Keeper teams are taught how to perform their work and data collection non-invasively. Our methods are less labor intensive and more reliable than traditional methods of locating endangered, invasive, or elusive species.
Photos courtesy of Lindsay Hayward, Hannah Stonehouse Hudson