Private sector drug detection for schools, treatment centers, businesses and families. 
Arizona Department of Public Safety License #1675027 
K-9 Dargo was born in 2004 shortly after his mother was imported from Holland. He was the founding K-9 member of Desert Drug Dog and was featured in numerous articles and TV stories, including an interview on Fox national news. In addition to narcotics detection, Dargo was a certified therapy dog and spent many hours in hospital rooms comforting patients young and old. Dargo passed on in 2016, shortly after retiring at age 11. He is greatly missed! 
K-9 Lucy was born July 12, 2011 and joined Desert Drug Dog when she was 18 months old. She lives with her handler Amy. Typical of the classic Malinois, K-9 Lucy is known for her irrational exuberance, and cannot wait to get to the next work site and do what she does best--sniff for drugs. Friendly and happy, K-9 Lucy is serious about her search and is beautiful to watch on the job.

K-9 Reba was born on May 13th, 2010 in Walker, Louisiana. She came to live with her handler, Dana, when she was 8 weeks old. K-9 Reba is certified in Narcotics Detection and helps search schools, treatment centers, businesses and homes, helping to deter the use and possession of illegal drugs. She also specializes in Public Relations for the company and can often be found enjoying attention from clients, students, and residents after her searches.
K-9 Caela is a five-year old narcotics detection dog from Denmark. Her extreme drive  makes her an ideal working dog as she will "do anything" to earn play time with her toy. She is extremely athletic and has great stamina on the job. For a dog so focused on work, Caela can switch to the most affectionate and loving companion when given the cue, "Go say hi." Caela never met a stranger! 
K-9 PI
K-9 Pi was born and raised in Phoenix, and works with her handler Hannah on both drug detection and handler protection. K-9 Pi is an extremely social, level-headed dog, making her an exceptional candidate for the work we do at treatment centers. She is also frequently seen at the business events we participate in, representing our four-legged staff members.

K-9 Cash was born on February 5th, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the son of K-9 Reba and has remained living with his handler, Dana. When he was young he was solid black and therefore was named after Johnny Cash "the man in black", he since has gotten more brown on his body. K-9 Cash was started on his Narcotics Detection at an early age of 5 weeks old and loves his job. He also has a great sense of humor and loves to make people laugh.
K-9 Bravo was born in 2005 in Scottsdale, Arizona and spent his entire life with his handler Dana. K-9 Bravo competed in Agility, Dock Diving, and other dog sports, and took up Narcotics Detection at 9 years old, proof that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Bravo passed away early in 2018 at the age of 11, but posthumously serves as one of our "cover dogs" in our marketing brochures.
K-9 Tarzan was born on February 5th, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the brother of K-9 Cash and also started his training very early in life. He had a brief career with Desert Drug Dog but quickly received a "better offer with benefits" and is now keeping the streets safe as part of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. Tarzan and his handler Deputy Charlie are an award-winning team, with Tarzan being named "2018 Tough Dog" at the Desert Dog Police K-9 Trials in Phoenix.
K-9 Ranger was born on February 5th, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. He is a brother to K-9 Cash and K-9 Tarzan. He went to live with his handler, George, when he was 8 weeks old. Like his litter mates he also started his training early. K-9 Ranger worked for Desert Drug Dog until July of 2016, when he was recruited to work as a patrol and detection dog for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office. Although we were sorry to see him go, he is an outstanding dog and he is doing a great job keeping bad guys off the street!

The Belgian Malinois

The breed of choice for Desert Drug Dog is the Belgian Malinois. The Malinois loves to work and thrives on action. Although our dogs are beautiful, social and well-behaved, they are bred to work; in general, without a "job" this breed is not recommended for a house pet as they can become destructive out of boredom. Our dogs are professionally trained and we spend countless hours keeping current with that training.

It's best to consult with veterinarians and dog trainers about any breed you are considering to ensure their suitability to your home, family, and lifestyle.
Our weekly staff meeting, held outdoors as weather permits.