Hurricane Hudson works to detect Parkinson’s

Submitted by Parkinson’s Alert Dog Team.

Hudson has been a member of the Parkinson’s Alert Dog Team of sniffer dogs for over five years, and in that time, Hudson has used his specially equipped Vizsla nose to sniff out an odor associated with Parkinson’s Disease for a record-setting 477 days. This photo, courtesy of Val Curtis of Treehouse Creative Digital Solutions, captures Hudson in a whiplash moment as he recognizes his target odor. At PADs, he has earned the name of Hurricane Hudson, due to his whirlwind, slam dunk alert. If you would like to observe Hudson and his 17 “nosey” San Juan Island colleagues in action, contact or text (360) 298-5494. For more information on PADs, or to support the PADs Program, see

PADs, located on San Juan Island, is the first program of its kind to train dogs for the detection of an odor associated with Parkinson’s Disease.