Dogs at Work

When dogs are on the job, at-risk children, endangered species, even lost cats benefit.

Boykin Spaniel with three-toed box turtle
Boykin Spaniels lend a nose to box turtle conservation.
dogs detect coronavirus
In a proof-of-concept study led by the School of Veterinary Medicine, dogs identified positive samples with 96% accuracy.
Dog in Nepal
Dog lovers around the world on their love for dogs.
Animal-Assisted Therapy
A placid Great Pyrenees proves that sometimes, just being there is enough.
Annegret Grimm-Seyfarth with specially trained detection dog "Zammy", a Border Collie. Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ Researcher and her dog
Detection dogs help generate important data for research and conservation
prostate cancer sniffing dog
Training dogs to detect prostate cancer gets one paw closer to a ‘robotic nose’ to diagnose the disease, including most lethal form.
cat detection dog
Detection dog helps reunite wildfire evacuees with their cats.
A dog navigates in nature using an internal magnetic compass.
And dogs sense the Earth’s magnetic field to navigate
A Karelian Bear dog stretching before starting work duties
Japan’s Karelian Bear Dogs help save lives, reduce injuries and educate both people and bears
A nursing home resident interacts with her robotic dog companion
In times of isolation, the next generation of robo-pets may provide comfort
A study of search and rescue dogs showed little difference in longevity or cause of death between dogs at the disaster site and dogs in a control group.
Annie with her service dog, Pilot.
Navigating through life with a dog named Pilot