20 Dogs Who Do Incredible Work For Humans

This is why we call ‘em man’s best friend.

1. Meet Ladybug, a bedbug-sniffing beagle.

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Here Ladybug inspects a bed in an apartment with bedbugs in San Francisco, California.

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Here Ladybug sniffs the trash for signs of bedbugs.

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Sniffing more trash.

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2. Meet Flo and Lucky who are trained to find counterfeit DVDs.

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The Motion Picture Association of America employed Flo and Lucky to sniff out discs made of polycarbonate, so the dogs could locate pirated discs in Malaysia.

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Flo is rewarded with a tennis ball after successfully finding the box with counterfeit discs.

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Lucky is also rewarded with a tennis ball.

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ID: 798039

3. Indy is a medical alert dog.

Indy is trained to perform many tasks that assist his owner, who has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. Indy can even dial 911 in cases of emergency.

ID: 805769

Here is Indy’s custom-made vest.

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Indy showing off his vest.

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4. Meet Sergeant Homer, a mine-sniffing dog.

Here Sergeant Homer performs a mine-proofing sweep in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

ID: 797967

5. Meet Ziggy who is a drugs detection dog.

ID: 797972

Ziggy works for the Cheshire Police.

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Ziggy is a border collie. A very cute border collie.

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Ziggy is smart.

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Ziggy can even high five!

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6. Vine is a six-month-old black labrador, who is training to be a guide dog.

ID: 805784

7. This is Tana who works with the Kansas State Fire Marshall’s office.

ID: 798001

This statue was created to recognize the incredible contributions of all arson dogs.

Here is the Kansas State Fire Marshal Investigator Rose Rozmiarek and Tana with Austin Weishel, an artist and Colorado firefighter, who designed the bronze statue.

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The statue traveled to the NYC Fire Museum, so the public could view it.

Sadie an arson dog sits in the front. Also in the front, Hot Dog, who is the NYC Fire Safety’s mascot.

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Sadie gives Hot Dog a big kiss.

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8. This is Andy, a bomb-sniffing dog, who patrols the BART in Oakland, California.

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Andy gets some scratches on the BART.

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9. Meet Spike, who is a metropolitan specialist dog.

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Spike is on her way to sniff luggage before the London 2012 Olympic Games at Victoria Coach Station.

ID: 798053

10. Army Staff Sergeant Buddy, an explosive detection and attack dog, stands up to sniff a suspicious scent in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

ID: 797961

11. Yazmin, a service dog, turns on a light switch for veteran Andrew Pike, who was paralyzed during the Iraq war.

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Here Yazmin opens a door.

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12. Meet Angus, a turtle-sniffing dog.

Angus sniffs out invasive red-eared slider turtles in Blackburn Lake in in Melbourne, Australia.

ID: 800908

13. Meet Sadie, who is a herding dog.

Here she watches her flock.

ID: 805522

14. This is Saturn, who is protecting a herd of piglets.

Saturn is livestock guardian dog (LGD). Unlike herding dogs, LGDs stay with the animals they protect, blending in as a full-time member of the group and watching for predators from within.

ID: 805483

15. This is Rusty, who is an autism service dog.

Autism service dogs are trained similarly to other service dogs, and help their owners gain independence and confidence to perform everyday activities.

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Rusty works with a young boy with autism.

ID: 805555

16. This is Rocky, who works with the Marine Corps.

Rocky has many skills, including roadside bomb detection and vehicle extraction.

ID: 797869

17. Maybe is a seizure response dog.

Here she is in her working outfit.

ID: 805748

Maybe just having some fun.

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Maybe hoping to go for a swim.

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18. Trixie is a hearing dog.

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Service dogs come in all different sizes!

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19. Petey is a hospice therapy dog.

Petey even has his own name tag featuring his official title “Paw Pal.”

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20. Moulder is a therapy dog in training.

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There is no doubt that Moulder will pass his therapy dog exam with flying colors.

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