The PennVet Working Dog Center is a national research and development center for detection dogs. The team breeds and trains search dogs, national security detection dogs and K9 performance medicine dogs. Air Animal is a major donor sponsoring Roxie, one of the K9 performance medicine dogs now training to detect ovarian cancer.
The research end game is a robot as capable as trained dogs of detecting cancer in a tissue sample by scent. Roxie was born June 6, 2014, through PennVet's in-house breeding program. Below Roxie begins her training on the scent detection wheel.
Southeastern Guide Dogs serves those who cannot see and those who have seen too much. Southeastern Guide Dogs offer dogs and services at no cost to people who need them across the United States. Their breeding and training facility in Palmetto, Florida is one of the most advanced in the world. They raise and train "elite working dogs that provide life-changing services for people with vision loss, veterans with disabilities and children with significant challenges such as vision loss or the loss of a parent in the military." Training and caring for one dog for life is a $60,000 investment. Our staff toured the campus and attended "Beyond the Dark" to understand more about the organization, its mission and its capabilities. Air Animal is honored to support Southeastern Guide Dogs as a major donor, and the Air Animal team is eagerly awaiting the birth of their sponsored pup. Pupdates coming soon!