WELCOME TO MUSSEL DOGS!
Protecting our lakes and reservoirs from invasive quagga and zebra mussels!
HELPING PROTECT WATERWAYS FROM AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES
From "rescue" to Champion
Since their appearance in the United States in 1988, quagga and zebra mussels have caused irreparable damage to the environment, and an estimated $150,000,000 of damage to U.S. and Canadian infrastructure.
In under a minute flat, we'll inspect your boat and you'll be on your way! But if mussels or their larvae are there, "we'll sniff 'em out!" Dogs work best. For over 20 years Debra Deshon has proven this with her award winning performance, training and handling detection dogs to collect the highest quality data and provide reliable and cost effective interdiction services for natural resource managers.
We rescue underrated dogs in shelters that face the possibility of being put to death and train them to be our champions with this pressing ecological problem!
Mussel Dogs Provides comprehensive services from Inspections, to 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
We work with everyone, around the U.S. West and beyond
Wherever called, Mussel Dogs are ready to serve
We work with state and federal agencies, environmental organizations, academic institutions and private industry
Meet Our PACK!
We are proud that Puddles has just past her trainings and is now a part of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Police!
Look for these signs!
Signage/Mussel Art courtesy of Sonoma County Water Agency