Center for Conservation Biology

Black Lab with his tongue out stands over a skull in a dry grassy field.


Scooby came to Conservation Canines in 2008 at just 2 years old, joining us from the Oregon Humane Society. Scooby was a bit of a challenge for new handlers, who had to think of dozens of ways to get the ball back from him. When he was paired up with his favorite person, Jennifer, their inseparable bond made Scooby comfortable sharing his beloved ball. Scooby is trained on over 30 species and has traveled all over the world! From the frozen mountains of Banff National Park, to the arid and sweltering savanna of Mozambique, Scooby's work has helped to gather information on rare and endangered species. This past spring, Scooby was on a more local study in northeast Washington looking for large carnivores and ended the year doing roadside surveys looking for animal carcasses.