Owner: Katy Simanski, co-founder of Kismet K9 TCA Detection
Location: Bend, Ore.
Dog Names: Luca and Bobby
Ages: 18 months and 1 year
Breed: Labrador Retrievers
In a Word: Reliable
Job Title: Kismet K9 TCA Detection
Star Quality: Both dogs are scent detection dogs trained to identify TCA. We check winery facilities and equipment to be sure they won’t contaminate their wine.
Favorite Getaway: When not working, they enjoy off-leash hiking and playing in the Deschutes River. And they love the couch.
Forgivable Flaw: They cannot be trusted in the kitchen; we have to keep it gated off. Luca especially is a counter surfer. Bobby loves to eat socks.
Background Story: They were professionally trained by Scent Evidence K9 in Florida and traveled cross-country to join our team and family.