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Detection Dogs for Conservation


Detection Dogs

Australia's wildlife is under threat. Your support will help ensure its survival.

Detection Dogs for Conservation

Our detection dogs are lovable rascals whose energy and obsessiveness make them terrible pets! But it's that same energy that makes them dedicated and passionate conservation workers.

We team up with a lot of animal refuge shelters to save dogs whose lives are at risk – usually troubled animals who are having a hard time finding a forever home.

By giving these special animals a purpose, we save their lives – and they repay the favour a hundredfold by saving other precious animals.

In their downtime, they live like normal pets – they hang out at home with their handlers, go to the beach, play with other dogs and just generally live their best lives. The difference is, when these guys are working, they have an important job to do – one they love and are passionate about!

Bear - Koala Detection Dog
Meet Bear

Hyper-fast and hyper-passionate. This is Bear - the koolie with piercing blue eyes and mind focused on conservation.

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Maya - Koala ecology researcher
Meet Maya

She's been with the team since it started. Maya is the beautiful and composed matriarch with a heart of gold.

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Meet Baxter

He has the most gentle eyes. But behind his quiet and gentle exterior, Baxter has a heart that beats fiercely for conservation.

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Meet Billie-Jean

She's independent and passionate. Billie Jean is always ready for work and makes sure she gets the job done properly.

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For more information on donating contact Kate Evans, Senior Development Manager, USC Development Office, Tel: +61 5456 5136 or email:


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