Other K-9 service programs

A dog’s sense of smell can be up to 10,000 times more sensitive and accurate than that of a human. By harnessing this amazing resource, teams can help locate missing hikers, bombs or buried landmines in war zones, cadavers in lakes or drugs hidden in a vehicle. Dogs are also able to sense a drop in blood sugar or a change in the body’s electrical currents, helping to prevent or minimize potentially lethal seizures in diabetics and epileptics.

Dogs are assisting in wildlife conservation by detecting the scat of endangered species to help identify current habitats. Our police, fire departments and military are using dogs in weapons searches, arson investigations, as protection against assailants and in forensic analysis. There are promising studies indicating that dogs can even detect some kinds of cancer in urine and blood samples. For the simple reward of praise and play, dogs can be trained to provide a broad spectrum of services in countless invaluable arenas.

The Planet Dog Foundation is proud of its support for the following exemplary organizations:


All Breed Canine Search and Rescue American Scent Dog Association (ASDA) Central Lakes SAR
Champlain Valley SAR DELMARVA Search and Rescue Group, Inc. Detroit Public Safety Foundation (DPSF)
Dogs for Diabetics Fire K9 Greater Austin Crime Commission
HOPE Animal - Assisted Crisis Response Intermountain Search Dogs Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (MUMH) New England K-9 Search & Rescue New Jersey SAR
North Berwick Police Department K-9 Program Ohio Federation of K9 Search Teams Search Dog Foundation
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation Umpqua Search and Rescue K9 Program Western Montana Search Dogs
Working Dogs for Conservation