A Sniff Away Foundation

Canine Cancer Detection

Our Mission

Early detection of cancer can significantly increase the patient’s survival rate. Our mission is to train dogs to screen samples collected by doctors and detect cancer as early as Stage 1, when the potential for a cure is the greatest.

How to Help

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Early Detection is the Key

Cancer is the second leading cause of death. There is an urgent need for a low-cost, non-invasive, highly accurate method of detecting cancer in its early stages, where the chances for a successful treatment are the greatest. Dogs can fill this need, providing doctors with an additional tool in the detection diagnosis of cancer in its early stages..


Dogs as Detectors

Dogs have an average of 300 million scent receptors (compared to 5 million in humans) allowing them to detect odors at parts per billion. In hundreds of laboratory studies done to date, dogs have demonstrated amazing ability and accuracy in detecting cancer and other diseases at earlier stages than any current diagnostic medical tests we have to date.

The dogs are doing something that our most advanced machines and tests can’t do.

Dr. Peter Belafsky

UC Davis Department of Otolaryngology

We stand on the precipice of a major paradigm shift adding olfaction to our diagnostic approach.

Dr. Hilary Brodie

UC Davis



We are able to do what we do because of what we know. Check out some of my credentials!

Rosana Dropkin, with Moo (left) and Baron (right)

Rosana Dropkin, with Moo (left) and Baron (right)


Certified Professional Dog Trainer, Knowledge Assessed. Certification through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, training dogs for 17 years.


Certified Nose Work Instructor, certification through National Association of Canine Scent Work (NACSW). Teaching K9 Nose Work since 2010, graduated from NACSW’s first class of certified instructors in 2011.


Certified Bio Dog Trainer, certification through In Situ Foundation in 2016, leader in training dogs in cancer detection. Only CBDT in Tennessee.

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