WELCOME TO MUSSEL DOGS!
Protecting our lakes and reservoirs from invasive quagga and zebra mussels
HELPING PROTECT WATERWAYS FROM AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
Since their appearance in the United States in 1988, quagga and zebra mussels have caused irreparable damage to the environment, and an estimated one billion annual costs in the United States to deal with them.
In under a minute flat, we'll inspect your boat and you'll be on your way! But if mussels or their veligers are there, "we'll sniff 'em out!"
From "Rescue" to Champion. We rescue underrated dogs in shelters that face the possibility of euthanasia and train them to be our champions with this pressing ecological problem!
We work with everyone, around the U.S. West and beyond
State and federal agencies, environmental organizations, academic institutions and private industry
DEBRA DESHON, OWNER
For over 25 years Debra DeShon has been handling, training and proving the amazing capabilities of detection dogs to provide reliable and cost effective interdiction services for natural resource managers and collect the highest quality data for researchers.
MUSSEL DOGS SERVICES
Inspections, Education And Training
Workshops to introduce what quagga and zebra mussels are and why it is so important to prevent the spread of these aquatic invasive species
Performing Level 1 trainings to teach inspectors how to thoroughly and effectively screen and search watercrafts
Evaluating your present inspection processes and determining how to make it more efficient, effective and boater friendly
Providing both human inspection services and canine team inspection services