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Dallas Finds His Calling

DallasWednesday was a big day for Noah's Ark resident Dallas! Dallas came to the shelter in February when his owner moved and couldn’t take him along. Dallas made himself right at home enjoying treats and toys—especially tennis balls. The staff noticed that a tennis ball was the only toy that Dallas was interested in. And he would play fetch until he was too tired to chase the ball anymore.

Because of Dallas’ drive and determination with tennis balls, Noah’s Ark found Midwest K-9 Detection and Consulting and asked if a trainer would visit the shelter to see if Dallas had the potential to be a Search and Rescue Dog. Dennis George, owner and master trainer of Midwest K-9, visited the shelter and spent quite a bit of time getting to know Dallas.

Dallas then accompanied Mr. Goerge to Midwest K-9 Detection in Des Moines for further evaluation. It will take 30-60 days see if Dallas has "the right stuff."

Mr. George states that Dallas is adjusting well, and he is pleased with his confidence level. It appears that Dallas has some of the drive and attitude to make the cut. If Dallas doesn’t work out as a police dog, it is possible that he will fit in somewhere else, such as FEMA. Mr. George evaluates anywhere from 100 to 200 shelter dogs before one is found that has the ball drive and hunt drive to do this type of work.

What a wonderful opportunity for Dallas!





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