Grantee - Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation, Dog Life Program, Three Forks, MT
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation (WDCF) is comprised of wildlife professionals who develop and further the training and use of canine-human teams for non-invasive scientific inquiry, conservation and management. High-drive dogs, who face euthanasia because of their energy and exercise needs, are rescued from shelters and trained to work on conservation projects locating more than 20 species of animals, as well as rare and endangered plants. Dogs have proven to be well adapted to finding the scat of animal species and the foliage of a variety of plants, all while burning their excess energy and being rewarded for their finds with the play they urgently need. The Dog Life Program provides a positive and fulfilling life for conservation detection dogs throughout their selection, training, working and daily lives.