My wife and I love dogs. We spoil our rescue shepherd-husky Alley (named because she was found tied up in an alley). There is not a dog that comes within feet of us that we do not stop to pet and say hello to. To raise money for my water well project we market Maasai beaded dog collars on our site.
Dogs are wonderful companions and the work they do to help us in our daily lives is nothing short of amazing. I have written in the past here about the work dogs do for the Cheetah Conservation Fund with our livestock guard dog program.
Recently the African Wildlife Foundation provided further proof of how helpful dogs can be with conservation. Meet Dago, one of the sniffer dogs used by the African Wildlife Foundation. The dogs are trained to detect elephant ivory and rhino horn at airports throughout Africa. They are also trained to be used in the bush to sniff out poachers and other criminals. Want to learn more? Check out the African Wildlife Foundation.