- Name: Nanny
- Specialty: Explosives Detection
- Breed: Labrador Retriever
- Color: Yellow
- Sex: Female
- Weight: 53 pounds
- Birthday: January 20, 2008
- Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
- Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Andrea Devilliers
- Location: Houston Field Division
K-9 Nanny was raised in the Puppies Behind Bars program at the Edna Mahn FIC in Clinton, N.J. K-9 Nanny is an Explosives Detection Canine (EDC). She graduated from the ATF K-9 program July 24, 2009. Nanny can detect the latest homemade, military and commercial explosive threats, along with firearms, ammunition, and shell casings. Nanny’s job is to help ATF agents and other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies find bombs, firearms and ammunition, as part of criminal investigations. She also participates in security sweeps and post-blast investigations. Nanny is assigned to the San Antonio Field Office but travels nationwide. K-9 Nanny loves her job and is glad she can help keep the public safe.
Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Andrea Devilliers and K-9 Nanny’s duty station is in San Antonio, Texas, covering 33 counties, including multiple counties along the U.S.-Mexico border. Because K-9 Nanny is assigned to a firearms trafficking group, she has had a lot of success intercepting firearms destined to be trafficked into Mexico. One such find had Nanny arriving at the scene of a vehicle search that had just concluded. The officer’s manual search of the vehicle found firearms hidden in secret compartments located within the interior of the vehicle. Nanny alerted to the presence of explosives odor under the vehicle along the I-beams, locating another nine AR15-type rifles that had been taken apart and hidden in compartments found under the vehicle, along with approximately $50,000 in U.S. currency. This find is an example of how our ATF K-9 partners not only work alongside federal, state and local law enforcement, but their capabilities exceed those of their human counterparts.