Thank you Katie for having your entire pack of pups participate in our research!
We really appreciate your patience. Grant money certainly slows things down, but our dedicated team of scientists are constantly applying for more to keep moving this research along.
Since there is a wait time, we wanted to provide our participants with more options, so we made Darwin’s Ark into a non-profit. This means that owners now have the choice to either remain participating for free or fund their dog(s)! By funding a dog, the sample can be sent out ASAP without having to wait for our grant money to support it, and that means faster results! 🙂
We have information about our participation options on our FAQ page, and articles about how this citizen science works on our stories page.
Again, thank you to all of our owner and doggy participants!