Our Search Dog

Our Search Dog, Lucy, joined the ALL OUT staff on August 15, 2012. She has been on several jobs with Dave, sniffing out odors and animals. This is an important service we offer our customers. A Beagle’s nose can track smells we humans can only imagine.

Lucy is learning to "find it"--an invaluable service for the customer who doesn't know what that smell is!

Lucy is learning to “find it”–an invaluable service for the customer who doesn’t know what that smell is!

Even a hard-working Search Dog gets to relax after a day’s work.

Lucy is learning to "find it"--an invaluable service for the customer who doesn't know what that smell is!

Lucy is learning to “find it”–an invaluable service for the customer who doesn’t know what that smell is!

Even a hard-working Search Dog gets to relax after a day’s work.

Dobro, the original ALL OUT Search Dog, passed away on June 15, 2012 from a brain tumor. We got her from Stray Rescue of St. Louis as a puppy in 1999 and she spent her entire life with us. We have adopted a new search dog, but Dobro will be missed and will be very hard to replace for both ALL OUT and the family.

ALL OUT Wildlife Control has a Search Dog! Lucy is a Beagle who has  training and experience in finding the source of odors and noises (alive or dead animals).

We got Our first Search Dog, Dobro, as a puppy from a rescue shelter, and her natural curiosity, sweet personality and amazing senses of hearing and smell made her invaluable to us. Lucy joined our staff in August 2012. She is also a rescue dog; her most recent home was the Animal Protective Association of Missouri. We are thankful to them for giving us a great pet and co-worker.

Lucy loves to hear the words “Find it!” That means she gets to use her world-famous Beagle nose and ears to find something for us.

On occasion, a Beagle might find the problem that isn’t an animal–like the time Dobro discovered the source of the bad smell was a freezer that had been unplugged for several months (phew!). Live animals are easy for Lucy, and she goes right to them–but she is not allowed to have physical contact with the animals. Her tremendous enthusiasm for the job has to be tempered with concern for her safety, and the safety of the wildlife she is pursuing.

She loves her job, and really enjoys the ongoing training we give her. This is what she as a Beagle was born to do. She would really appreciate if you put her amazing skills to work when you get that animal that’s lost in your basement, or that bad odor that’s making your house unlivable. Just like the rest of us, Lucy goes ALL OUT to solve your problem.