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P.O. Box 18244
Baltimore, MD 21227

Dogs Finding Dogs is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Join the Team

Dogs Finding Dogs welcomes any dog team who would like to work with us. We have a few requirements:

Proof of AKC CGC Certificate— Canine Good Citizenship Award

Basic Obedience (minimum)

At least 1 full year of Professionally Trained Tracking

Proof of all immunizations

Evaluation of tracking by Dogs Finding Dogs

You must also be somewhat flexible. We cannot anticipate when we are called out.

If you fill the requirements above, other than the evaluation, please email us and we will get back to you immediately.

DFD1 Team— K9 Heidi and Anne

Meet Heidi and Anne. Heidi is a German Shepherd with just a splash of Labrador! She has an incredible nose and drive to perform searches for pets, people and objects. Along a search track she locates and downs on articles that a person or pet has dropped. 

She has successfully tracked dogs and people. Below are her citations for assisting our local police. 

governor citation

Click Here to read the Governor's Citationi.

Click here to read the Executive Citation.

Heidi is extremely friendly and gets along beautifully with dogs! All dogs are her friend whether they want to be or not. 

Heidi was the founding K9 for Dogs Finding Dogs. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge in late 2015. We all miss her very much.

K9 Heidi's Hero's Foundation Heavenly Sent Help has been set up to assist families and children with cancer.

Team 1


DFD2 Team— K9 Gretel and Anne

Meet K9 Gretel and Anne. 

K9 Gretel comes from the National Tactical Police Dog Associations breeding program. 

The president of Dogs Finding Dogs runs this certifying and training center.  She was sent up to Maryland as a 8 week old puppy and has been tracking ever since. 

K9 Gretel is a German Shepherd from great working dog lines.

K9 Gretel is very sweet and sometimes overly friendly. 

She has also learned her tracking by going out on tracks with our founder dog K9 Heidi.  Gretel has tremendous energy and drive.  She loves to work.  She has been raised with 6 cats and K9 Heidi.

We are pleased to have her as an addition to our teams.

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DFD3 Team— K9 Lessa and Mary

Meet Lessa and Mary. Lessa is a German Shepherd. She has a incredible nose and drive to perform searches for pets, people and objects. Along a search track she locates and downs on articles that a person or pet has dropped. 

She has successfully tracked dogs and people. Tracking is her favorite job! She gets very excited and vocal when the tracking gear comes out! 


Lessa has been awarded her AKC CGC and her Schutzhund BH.

Lessa is a rescue dog from our local MidAtlantic German Shepherd Rescue. 

She is one of the DFD founding K9s. Lessa crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Memorial Day, 2016. She and Heidi are helping lost pets from the other side now.


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DFD4 Team— K9 Maggie and John

Meet Maggie & John. Maggie is a German Shepherd that loves tracking and obedience work.

Two of Maggie’s grandparents were search and rescue dogs and many of her kinfolk are police dogs and work in other capacities; so as Hank Jr. might sing, she is simply following a family tradition.

We knew Maggie was destined to look for lost pets when she found her neighbor “Snoopy,” a Beagle who had run away from home. Within 30 minutes Maggie took us to the back yard of the person who had found Snoopy and he was reunited with his family.


John has owned and trained Germans Shepherds most of his life and enjoys working with dogs. Maggie has her AKC CGC and her Schutzhund BH. She continues to train at Arrowwood Shepherds.


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DFD5 Team— K9 Keelah and Christine

Meet Keelah and Christine. Keelah is a Shepadoodle - a mix between a German Shepherd and a Standard Poodle.  Keelah exhibits the best of both breeds, in that she is very intelligent and also has a drive to work. 

Soon after acquiring Keelah, Christine realized that she would need to find a "job" for her, as Keelah spent much of her day patrolling the yard and herding the other pets in the household.  Keelah's favorite activities include playing soccer, swimming, and of course, tracking.


Animals have always played an important role in Christine's life.  She became interested in tracking when a neighbor lost a feral foster dog in a 300 acre park.   She enjoys helping owners find their lost pets because she knows firsthand how devastating it is.  Christine's household currently consists of 3 cats and 3 dogs, 5 of which were rescues of one type or another.

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DFD6 Team— K9 Jean & Dick

Meet Jean and Dick. Jean is a Labrador with the hunt drive needed to get the job done.

K9 Jean and Dick are an incredible working pair. Jean is a very intelligent dog. She has been trained to aide the visually impaired as well as look for missing pets. Her very first track she was successful in helping to find a cat that escaped from a fire.


Dick brings superior organization for a crisis situation to DFD. He is in charge of the Emergency Command Post for Anne Arundel County. A retired firefighter as well gives him the edge on those interior building searches for pets that are hiding out of fear.

His ability to take control of a emergency situation cannot be beaten. Dick and K9 Jean help round out the expertise that the entire staff of DFD is made of.

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DFD7 Team— K9 Trusty and Wendy

Meet Trusty and Wendy.

K9 Trusty and Wendy bring the terrific nose of the Bloodhound to DFD. Trusty is a kind, gentle but determined SAR dog. Having the best known nose in the world, Trusty can smell the animals a great distance away. Her drive to find the missing pet goes unquestioned. Her big ears and pretty green eyes send the message of kindness and confidence.


Wendy is a certified handler thru the National Tactical Police Dog Association having completed their SAR program with flying colors. She is also a professional dog trainer. She brings expertise in both urban and wilderness tracking to the DFD team.

We are proud to have this team on our staff. The SAR techniques that Wendy offers help ensure that no stone goes unturned.

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DFD8 Team— K9 Athena and Kimberly

Meet Athena and Kimberly.

Athena is a German Shepherd with energy that never quits.   She has good drive, energy and stamina to follow a trail until it ends.



Athena was an owner surrender, turned foster turned rescue from a local German Shepherd Rescue in July 2014.  Together Kim and Athena have found a new calling.   Athena moves quickly along the track to locate people and animals.  She has developed  a very good nose…and she follows it no matter what size the toes! 

Athena has found her gift in life and will be working hard to ensure everyone has a happy ending at home…where the heart is! 

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DFD9 Team— K9 Achilles and Kimberly

Meet Achilles and Kimberly.

Achilles is a male German Shepherd with a true dedication and eagerness to please.  He has good drive and compassion to see things through.



Achilles was an owner surrender turned rescue from a local German Shepherd Rescue in September 2011.  He makes everyone he meets want to follow him home...Achilles has done competition training in obedience  and gives 100% in everything he does.   Achilles dedicates some of his time to visiting senior citizens at local nursing homes.



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DFD10 Team— K9 Simon and Abril

Meet K9 Simon and Abril.

Simon is a Golden Retriever with high energy and a warm personality.

Abril rescued Simon from the Baltimore City shelter.  He was being brought in to be abandoned and he jumped into Abril's lap--it was love at first sight. 


Simon is a natural tracker and loves his job. Once he picks up even a faint scent of your furry friend, he keeps his nose on it until he finds his mark.  His nickname is "Hoover".  He tracks like a vacuum cleaner.

Simon and Abril make a great team.  They are both very determined and enjoy the great reward of seeing pets reunited with their owners.


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DFD11 Team— K9 Riley and Felicia

Meet K9 Riley and Felicia.

Felicia acquired K9 Riley from a rescue situation.  He is a German Shepherd.   His nickname is Marmaduke. He is very tall and long and is one of the sweetest dogs.  

K9 Riley is very pet friendly and has been raised with other dogs, cats and farm animals. 


Felicia's father was a K9 Maryland State Trooper. She has shared her whole life with police officers and their working dogs.  This knowledge of working dogs makes for a great team. 

Felicia and K9 Riley head our West Virginia office. K9 Riley is ready to find some of your furry loved ones!

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DFD12 Team— K9 Jake and Tim

Meet K9 Jake and Tim.

Jake is a Black and Tan Coonhound.  He came from a kill shelter in Parkersburg, WV and was distributed to a rescue in Phoenix, MD. where he was adopted by Tim. Tim discovered that Jake had a nose for tracking when he did it for fun a few times after his obedience classes.   


Jake has success tracking both dogs and cats.  He is known for his endurance and stamina

While Jake can do all types of tracks, his breed is built for rural tracks where the animal being searched has covered a lot of ground.

Jake loves to work and reunite owners with their pets!


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DFD13 Team— K9 Scipio and Clementine

Meet K9 Scipio and Clementine.

Scipio is a Belgian Malinois who, true to his breed, loves to work. After a number of wins in AKC obedience and rally trials and because of his eagerness to please, Clementine felt it was time to become helpful.

Clementine, with a PhD in Anthropology, studes therapy work with animals in the US, Germany, Russia, and Japan.


Scipio loves sniffing out locations of lost pets.

In his spare time, he works as a certified therapy dog and continues to compete in AKC trials.

Scipio resides with his rescued buddies, Rosie (Miniature Dachshund) and Boo (Australian Shepherd).




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