Sniffing for Science.

Conserving Nature.

Our mission is simple. We help advance conservation efforts by providing professional canine scent detection services and education programs for researchers, public/private corporations, schools/universities, and public health agencies.


“Whether human or animal, it’s an honor to use our greatest gifts and talents to make a positive impact. What we give seems to come straight back to us… Starting the whole, beautiful process over again.”

- Laura Holder, Co-Founder & Executive Director

Sniffers for Scholars

We offer masters and doctorate-level students a highly unique, innovative and earth-friendly tool to conduct environmental research—Professional canine scent detection services.

MCDI Pollinator Program

Everyone on the planet depends on pollinators to survive…That’s why we feel it’s our responsibility and honor to deploy our incredible working dogs to help save honey bees.

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Education Demos

We offer educational visits tailored to any group; school-aged, college, professional or public. Programs can be given at your school, community center, office building, or other site, and can include an appearance from our working dogs. A typical program length is 30–60 minutes and can include a presentation and a scent detection demonstration.

Our projects

The MCDI canines are experts in scent detection for environmental science and conservation efforts and can learn any detectable scent, making them a critical asset in today's society.

Meet the dogs

Our four-legged team members are scent work professionals. They take their jobs seriously and find joy in a job well done. Paired with our professional handlers, these dogs are nearly unstoppable in their ability to sniff out flora and fauna.

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Why dogs?

For years scientists have tried to replicate the power and efficiency of the canine nose. The results keep coming back the same: The canine nose is second to none.


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P.O. Box 13032, Milwaukee, WI 53213

501(c)(3) Tax ID #81-4961971

Midwest Conservation Dogs


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