Piglet — Search and Rescue

Location: Lancaster, California

“Piglet” is a 7 year old Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. Rigorously trained and certified to find answers for families on land and in water. Piglet and handler Lori Wells, are dedicated Volunteers serving many communities. They’re frequently called upon to assist Law Enforcement in their search for the missing. Lori and Piglet commit 100’s of hours annually to training and testing. This ensures they’re always ready when called to search. Piglet’s built a solid reputation with LE throughout Ca, Nev, Az and Utah. Not only for her unswerving work ethic and talented nose, but also for her infectious “smile”. She always makes friends at PR events and fundraisers. Everyone wants to “Kiss the Pig”. But, it’s out in the field where she’s most effective, an unparalleled search resource and comfort to the families she’s helping. Piglet was called to locate a drowning victim. Searchers had spent 7 days in the lake with no luck. On day 8 Piglet deployed and found the subject! Another example was when she deployed in a remote wilderness area to find a missing father/ husband. After long hours in the field, Piglet found the subject who, sadly, was deceased. Though this is not the outcome wished for on any search, Piglet’s diligence and tenacity in making the find allowed the wife & 9 kids the ANSWERS needed to move forward. Like her smile, Piglet doesn’t fade or give up!

Voting is now closed. Meet the 2018 finalists on July 25 at 12PM Pacific Time!