K9 Neville WSP Explosives Detection Dog The first Lawdog, K9 Neville was saved from certain death in Ontario, Canada, after politicians there signed into law a death warrant on all sheltered animals which resembled American pit bulls, American Staffordshires and Staffordshire bulls. K9 Neville is a favorite with riders on the Washington State Ferry System, where he and his handler Trooper Dixon screen vehicles for explosives. K9 Neville has also been utilized for bomb searches in buildings and searches for evidence at shooting scenes. K9 Moto WSP Narcotics Detection Dog K9 Moto was fostered by Heather Leu for several months while he recovered from the stress of the abusive situation he was rescued from. Moto was found in a[…]

LawDogsUSA staff found this little black American pit bull in the Seattle Animal Shelter. She was about to be euthanized – even though she was very friendly – because her tough dog looks and intense gaze frightened off adopters. Shelter staff loved her, and knew this little 40 pound dynamo was special. So she left with many well wishes. Her worth as a detection dog was readily and immediately apparent. She was immediately accepted by the Washington State Patrol for an explosives dog candidate. She stayed with LawDogsUSA for several months until her class started. She was a favorite with staff; all dogs are compared to the standard she set. X-Dog entered into a class with several dogs vying for[…]

K9 Shaka is a New York native. Found as a stray, she was adopted out to a home with another female dog. Upon arriving home, the resident dog tore her up, and Shaka was returned to the shelter. There she waited, patiently, for several months. Her high energy and Betty Davis eyes seemed to deter people from adopting her. When LawDogs director Diane Jessup flew back to New York, looking for suitable dogs, Shaka was brought for testing by Cyd Cross of Out of the Pits rescue. Shaka looked great, and after a slight delay, was shipped out to Washington State. It is common when testing dogs, for owners to make excuses about why their dog won’t perform. Most commonly[…]

K9 Neville has quite a story. When Ontario, Canada, Attorney General Michael Bryant used his position to harm and kill the breeds he fears so much, all bull breeds were at risk. The law Bryant enacted meant all unclaimed bull breeds in Ontario shelters were to be killed – or worse – sent to research laboratories. A dedicated group called Bullies In Need started working frantically (and still are) to find homes outside of Ontario for the “refugee” bulldogs. With the help of an anonymous donor who paid his airfare, a veterinarian clinic which let him stay a week for free, many volunteers who helped transport, and a kind woman in Washington state (Carrina Collard) who took him in, Neville[…]

It’s a tough job to decide which of the many wonderful dogs we are made aware of should be given the opportunity to become a LawDog. IMPORTANT NOTICE!!! LawDogsUSA is a very small organization. Until I can afford to purchase a location which allows us more dogs, I am limited by local ordinance as to how many dogs can be on the property. LawDogsUSA receives on average two requests to take dogs each day. Sadly, I can only take in two dogs at a time, approximately two to three dogs per year. I hope someday LawDogsUSA can expand but for now I appreciate your understanding why I cannot take all the wonderful dogs offered. Initial Selection Criteria To be considered,[…]

LAWDOGSUSA NEEDS YOUR HELP! We are a very small organization hoping to grow into a national resource for law enforcement. We donate world class detection dogs MADE IN AMERICA! While we work with a variety of breeds, the American pit bull has proven to be superior for detection work. We are dedicated to helping law enforcement agencies across America discover what a growing number of agencies already know: America’s Working Breed is the best kept secret in K9 detection work. Since 9.11.01, dog “venders” have sprung up all over the U.S. Venders buy dogs from Europe, taking the good with the bad. A high price is put on these dogs, because of their “import” status. But LawDogsUSA is different. We[…]

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K9 Moto is another rescued pit bull. Abandoned by his owner with a “caretaker” in Oregon, Moto and his sister were left to die in filthy, urine and feces filled shipping crates in a barn filled with trash. Thanks to the persistent work of a deputy who didn’t take the word of the property owner that the dogs would be leaving soon, the two dogs were rescued. Taken to Clakamas Animal Control, Moto made friends at the shelter. Everyone who met him loved him, and staff looked everywhere for a place for this little white pit bull. But, as a homeless adult male pit bull the odds were against him. His happy, love-everyone attitude made staff work just a little[…]

How do I house the dogs? LawDogsUSA is my passion (my way of paying back this great breed for all they have done for me) – not a business. I spend my own money to care for these dogs, donate my time, vehicles and equipment. The dogs are housed at my Boldog Kennel facility. I pride myself on the care these dogs receive as they stay as “family members” while here. Unlike so many dog care facilities, I don’t “crate” dogs. I believe a shipping crate is just that – a shipping crate. I do not consider a crate to be “appropriate housing” with the exception of housing at night when necessary. The LawDogs prospects live as “family members”. They[…]

Lucky was just another black and white American pit bull sitting in a shelter when famous trainer Pat Cook adopted him. Lucky turned out to not be the exact dog she needed for the high level of competitive obedience she participates in, but he was such a smart, wonderful dog, she hung on to him for over a year trying to find the perfect home. Well, she did! While waiting for his destiny as a WSP detection dog, Lucky cruised through the AKC CGC title, and even earned an AKC “Tracking Dog” title! Matched up with Trooper Anderson, Lucky has a great future ahead of him. Lucky, indeed! K9 Lucky works the camera while getting his official photograph as a[…]