COVID-19 Detection Dog Placed in Atlanta Senior Living Community

A two-year-old Golden Retriever mix was trained to detect COVID-19 patients among elderly residents in senior living communities in Georgia.

Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization that trains dogs for people in need, partnered with Benton House Senior Living, to place COVID-19 detecting dogs within the communities.

Journalist Robin Rayne filmed a video that shows a Benton House staff member using different swabs to test the COVID-19 detection abilities of a trained dog, called Marshall.

Canine Assistants founder Jennifer Arnold told Rayne that the dog was trained to smell the sweat of the patients to determine if they were infected with COVID-19. Credit: Robin Rayne via Storyful