Center for Conservation Biology

Black Lab in a cowboy hat sits in the sun


Hooper joined the crew in 2014 and everyone quickly fell in love with this beautiful boy. He was picked up by four of our handlers who were all so excited to meet him, from Snoline Kennels in Arlington, WA. Hooper started his career on the wind farms, and was a super detector scouring all the corn and soybean fields! From there, Hooper went to start a year of cougar detection work. Hooper and his handler, Will, traveled all around the country, car camping and living off the land. These two cowboys traveled from New Mexico to Oregon, down to Utah and over to California. At just three years old, Hooper has a big career ahead of him! Who knows what he'll be doing in the new year, but we're sure it will be awesome!