Finn and Traveller are sniffer puppies. They work at Vancouver General Hospital. They started work on October 25, 2019.
Sniffer puppies are trained to smell bacteria that makes people sick. They sniff for bacteria in hospital washrooms, hallways and waiting rooms.
What is a sniffer puppy’s job?
Sniffer puppies and dogs can smell the bacteria C. Difficile. It is a superbug that is very dangerous.
How do sniffer puppies keep people safe?
Sniffer puppies and dogs help hospital workers keep areas clean.
BC is a safer place for patients and families thanks to sniffer dogs, says BC’s Minister of Health, Adrian Dix.
Adapted from Vancouver Sun; CTV News
Photos: Vancouver Coastal Health