Drug Detection


Dogs for Defense has been providing narcotic (drug) detection K-9 services to the US Government and large corporate customer for over a decade. With all the Dogs for Defense handlers coming from a law enforcement or military background they are experts in the field of illegal narcotics, search methods and counter narcotic investigations. Dogs for Defense pairs these highly experienced professionals with some of the best trained K-9s in the industry.

Dogs for Defense has taken the search for illegal narcotics far from the traditional classroom or workplace. The K-9 teams have searched for drugs in trash dumps, industrial plants, horse barns and electronic music festivals. Dogs for Defense has taken the experience from the battlefield and the police beat and ensured that every K-9 Team Dogs for Defense deploys will be capable of any environment, anywhere in the world.


Dogs for Defense will provide the “approachable professional” K-9 team. The K-9 team will look professional, be able to answer questions and lead a search. The dog will be approachable and be capable of working in and around people, including children. All Dogs for Defense K-9s are single purpose detection dogs that do not have cross training in bite or apprehension work.

Dogs for Defense is registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to utilize all schedules of drugs, including schedule 1 narcotics, such as Heroin, LSD, Marijuana, MDMA, Ecstasy, Psilocybin, and Khat for the purpose of training, testing and certifying detection dogs.

Due to the legalization and decriminalization throughout the United States, feel free to inquire about drug detection K-9s that do not alert to marijuana.

To schedule a drug detection search, contact us