Adopt an APU Dog


Rekari spent six months training with Animals Saving Animals and Guardians K-9 Training Center in preparation for his role at Ol Pejeta. Dutch shepherds are among the most competent of all shepherd dogs at such tasks as agility, catch, obedience and guard work as they are very active, lively and alert.

This makes Rekari a great fit as a replacement for Diego who was the team’s attack dog.

He arrived on Ol Pejeta on the 26th of February 2021 to join his new K-9 family. He has settled well and started regular training to get used to the new landscape with his assigned handler Paul Tero.


Drum is Ol Pejeta's detection dog. As a Springer Spaniel is the perfect breed to carry this job.

He was born in June 2018. Drum was chosen for his role at Ol Pejeta at just 8 weeks old, and after completing his training with Animals Saving Animals in the UK, he moved to his new home in Kenya in March 2019.

Drum is curious and very intelligent, even escaping his own kennel to assist an older dog, when he was still in training!


Scarf was born in October 2016 and arrived at Ol Pejeta on the 8th December 2016.

Scarf is a Bloodhound and is extremely physically fit, which is essential as a tracker dog responsible for tracking the scent of poachers, sometimes for many miles.

Scarf's favourite treats are sausages, as well as playing with her keepers.


Otis was born in November 2016, and came to Ol Pejeta on the 1st January, 2017 from the Masia Mara.

Otis is a Bloodhound and used as a tracker dog, meaning he follows the scent of poachers.

Since arriving at Ol Pejeta, Otis has a strong record of recovery and arrests made. He can run for miles and loves playing with his keepers.


Diego was Ol Pejeta's prime attack dog. 

He was born in August 2013 and arrived at Ol Pejeta at just 1 month old! Sadly in 2020 Diego passed away from a terminal illness. This news hit the Ol Pejet team very hard, especially his handlers. 

Diedo was very popular around the world and we therefore give you the opportunity to adopt in memory of Diego. All funds from Diego's adoptions will help to keep the Ol Pejeta anti-poaching k-9 Unit operational - a true legacy for Diego.