Meet Our Working Dogs by Job

Urban Search and Rescue K9

After completion of foundation training, our dogs are prepared for careers in different disciplines, including urban search and rescue, dual purpose or single purpose detection, medical detection, explosive detection, and narcotics detection.


Accelerant Detection


Bed Bug Detection


Dual Purpose Police K9

  • Hawk
    Hawk, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Registered Name: Vrijheid's X'Hawk
    • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
    • DOB: April 9, 2017
    • Gender: Male
    • Kennel: Vrijheid Dutch Shepherds
    • Foster: Effie & Brian Dongnian
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Hawk (Handler Cathy Schiltz) who deployed to the World Trade Center after the attacks of 9/11.
    •  Job: In training (dual purpose police)
    • Status: For sale
    • Video: Hawk's YouTube

     

  • Louie
    WDC Louie
    • Registered Name: Louie
    • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
    • DOB: March 12, 2018
    • Gender: Male
    • Kennel: Donated by Julie Norton
    • Foster: Kyle & Rachel Cunningham
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Louie (Handler Amy Rising, NE-TF1) who deployed to the World Trade Center after the attacks of 9/11.
    • Sponsored by: Barrie and Larry Solomon
    • Job: In Training (dual purpose police)
    • Status: Under Contract
    • Video: Louie's YouTube

     

  • Sam
    WDC Sam
    • Registered Name: Sam
    • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
    • DOB: 3/12/18
    • Gender: Male
    • Kennel: Donated by Julie Norton
    • Foster: Mary & Scott Dooley (puppy foster - Samantha Combs & Alex Moxam)
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Sam (Handler Tim Hanavan, Chesapeake SAR Dog Association) who deployed to the Pentagon following the attacks of 9/11.
    • Job: In Training (dual purpose police)
    • Status: For Sale
    • Video: Sam's YouTube

     


Explosives Detection

  • Tanner
    Tanner - Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Registered Name: Tanner PennVetWDC
    • Breed: Labrador Retriever
    • DOB: September 2, 2017
    • Gender: Male
    • Kennel: Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Foster: Brenna Babiy (previously Amy and Phil Nichols) (puppy foster Mary-Elizabeth Klopp)
    • Legacy: Named in honor of Cantor Fitzgerald employee Michael Anthony (Tiny) Tanner, who lost his life in the attacks of 9/11.
    • Job: Explosives Detection
    • Status: For Sale
    • Video: Tanner's YouTube

     


Federal Detection


Human Remains Detection


Medical Detection

  • Bobbie
    Bobbie, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Registered Name: L’Bobbie Von Granville PennVetWDC
    • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
    • DOB: January 29, 2016
    • Gender: Female
    • Kennel: Granville German Shepherds
    • Foster: Bob and JoAnne Dougherty
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Bobbie (Handler Donna Larson) who deployed to the Staten Island Landfill after the attacks of 9/11.
    • Sponsored by: Merck Animal Health
    • Job: Medical Detection
    • Video: Bobbie's YouTube

     

  • C'Riley

    C'Riley, Penn Vet Working Dog Center

    • Registered Name: Morningstar C'Riley PennVetWDC
    • Breed: Golden Retriever
    • DOB: December 28, 2017
    • Gender: Male
    • Kennel: Morningstar Golden Retrievers (donated by Judi Hare)
    • Foster: Donald Bohn and Nicole Miller
    • Legacy: Named in honor of Riley (Handler Chris Sulfridge) who deployed to the World Trade Center following the attacks of 9/11.
    • Sponsored by: Carol Kiryluk
    • Job: In training
    • Status: For sale
    • Video: C'Riley's YouTube

     

  • Helen
    Helen - Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Registered Name: Helen 
    • Breed: Labrador Retriever
    • DOB: June 28, 2017
    • Gender: Female
    • Kennel: Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Foster: Andrew & Debbie Schumsky
    • Job: Medical Detection
    • Video: Helen's YouTube

     

     

  • Ivey
    Ivey, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Registered Name: S'Ivey 
    • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
    • DOB: December 21, 2016
    • Gender: Female
    • Kennel: Watcher Engel K9
    • Foster: Anna Sharova (puppy foster: Kurt & Alice Barnhart
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Ivey (Handler Nancy Hachmeister) who deployed to the World Trade Center after the attacks of 9/11.
    • Job: Medical Detection
    • Video: Ivey's YouTube

     

     

  • Osa
    Osa, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Registered Name: Osa vom Kugelblitz PennVetWDC
    • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
    • DOB: April 4, 2014
    • Gender: Female
    • Kennel: vom Kugelblitz Kennels
    • Foster: Annemarie DeAngelo
    • Legacy: Named in honor of Osa (Handler Laura LoPresti) who deployed to the World Trade Center following the attacks of 9/11.
    • Sponsor: Air Animal Pet Movers
    • Job: Medical Detection
    • Video: Osa's YouTube

     


Narcotics Detection


Therapy


Urban Search & Rescue

  • Bailey

    Bailey, Penn Vet Working Dog Center

    • Registered Name: Bailey PennvetWDC
    • Breed: Labrador Retriever
    • DOB: April 24, 2018
    • Gender: Female
    • Kennel: PennVetWDC
    • Foster: Annie Sun and Emily Trimm
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Bailey (Handler Eileen Roemer) who was deployed to the Pentagon following the attacks of 9/11.
    • Job: In Training 
    • Status: Under Contract
    • Video: Bailey's YouTube

     

  • Boomer

    Boomer, Penn Vet Working Dog Center

    • Registered Name: Boomer PennvetWDC
    • Breed: Labrador Retriever
    • DOB: April 24, 2018
    • Gender: Male
    • Kennel: PennVetWDC
    • Foster: Alena Heyer
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Boomer who was partnered with Michael Rehfeld of the Chesapeake SAR Dog Association. They were deployed to the Pentagon following the attacks of 9/11. 
    • Job: In Training 
    • Status: Under Contract
    • Video: Boomer's YouTube

     

  • Glory

    Glory, Penn Vet Working Dog Center

    • Registered Name: Glory PennvetWDC
    • Breed: Labrador Retriever
    • DOB: April 24, 2018
    • Gender: Female
    • Kennel: PennVetWDC
    • Foster: David Park
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Glory (Handler Jane Servais, Mid-Atlantic Dogs) who was deployed to the Pentagon following the attacks of 9/11.
    • Job: In Training 
    • Status: Under Contract
    • Video: Glory's YouTube

     

  • Lucy
    Lucy, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Registered Name: Lucy PennVetWDC
    • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
    • DOB: May 11, 2017
    • Gender: Female
    • Kennel: Penn Vet Working Dog Center
    • Foster: Derek Zaleski & Stephanie Stevens
    • Legacy: Named in honor of Lucy (Handler Lynne Engelbert) who deployed to the World Trade Center following the attacks of 9/11.
    • Job: In training (single purpose scent detection)
    • Status: For sale
    • Video: Lucy's YouTube

     

  • Obe

    WDC Obe

    • Registered Name: Obe PennvetWDC
    • Breed: Labrador Retriever
    • DOB: April 24, 2018
    • Gender: Male
    • Kennel: PennVetWDC
    • Foster: Karen Brann
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Obe (Handler Sue Lavoie, Ramapo Rescue Dog Association) who was deployed to Staten Island following the attacks of 9/11.
    • Job: In Training 
    • Status: Under Contract
    • Video: Obe's YouTube

     

  • Rosco

    Rosco, Penn Vet Working Dog Center

    • Registered Name: Rosco PennvetWDC
    • Breed: Labrador Retriever
    • DOB: April 24, 2018
    • Gender: Male
    • Kennel: PennVetWDC
    • Foster: Kaitlyn Reszkowski
    • Legacy: Named in honor of K9 Rosco (Handler Kim McCusker-Reuss, FL-TF2) who was deployed to the World Trade Center following the attacks of 9/11.
    • Job: In Training 
    • Status: Under Contract
    • Video: Rosco's YouTube