K-9 Millie holds a ball in her mouth
  • Name: Millie
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 55 pounds
  • Birthday: September 24, 2017
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Terry Besta
  • Location: Phoenix Field Division

K-9 Millie is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Phoenix Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Terry Besta. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Millie is also an ATF Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) able to work off leash up to 150 yards away from her handler and detect more than 19,000 distinct odors. K-9 Millie began her training at the Puppies Behind Bars organization.  

Recent Find

In August 2020, K-9 Millie and SACH Besta assisted other ATF agents on a firearms trafficking case in El Mirage, Arizona. They rapidly deployed to the crime scene to begin the search for evidence. K-9 Millie found a found a Glock pistol under a suspect’s bed. 

Last Reviewed October 1, 2020