I couldn't be happier to hear that the good folks at Working Dogs for Conservation have teamed up with the International Fund for Animal Welfare to create "Rescues2theRescue.org", an online platform that will connect shelter dogs needing a home with a REAL JOB in wildlife conservation.
The dogs that make difficult home-bound pets because of their high energy and maybe just a touch of OCD can be just perfect for the sort of work involved in rooting out wildlife traffickers, finding buried sea turtle nests, locating bear poop, sniffing out invasive plant species, and more. They're much better at these things than we mere humans, and for the right dog the job (game) is perfect.
It's a bit ironic that after working so hard with us for thousands of years in the creation of "civilization", they now are the perfect thing to help us round up the bad guys and clean up the mess we made. Those amazing dogs.
Check out the new Rescues2theRescue website.