But Verity and Waite have seen the items that the beagles sniff out
and the devastating pests and diseases they contain.
Being newly certified, the two dogs are awaiting assignments to either sniff out
live humans buried in rubble or locate accelerants used to start an arson.
Deputy Sheriff Ernie DeArmas, recently named Deputy of the Year in the Santa Clarita Valley, seems to sniff out
PHOTO (1--Color) Trained to sniff out
drugs, alcohol and guns, Keno the dog gives a demonstration at a school assembly.
District officials are considering whether to hire a company that supplies canines trained to sniff out
contraband that students may be hiding in their lockers and backpacks.
Cero, a 65-pound German shepherd and Rendahl, 33, make up the Simi Valley Police Department's new K-9 team that will sniff out
crooks, track missing children and hunt down hidden narcotics.
Bolstered by a survey that shows a majority of students support using police dogs to sniff out
drugs on campus, trustees are considering bringing the canines back in the fall to junior high and high schools.
With his German shepherd, Max, Officer Dwight Thompson showed the canine's abilities by directing the dog to sniff out
marijuana from one of several closed shoe boxes.
If the USDA had more money, Hawkins said, it would hire more inspectors, but also would invest in the development of machines that could actually sniff out
fruit and meat.
Should a dog sniff out
a locker, that locker number will then be reported to the principal's office and dealt with by school officials, Wolford said.