Professional Dog Bait: Cheeto The Cat

For hardworking Cheeto the cat, it takes a certain type of cat to do the job he does. Ready to put a day’s work in, Cheeto’s unofficial job title is “Dog Bait.” You may be asking yourself, “Did I hear that right?” and yes, you sure did.

A integral piece to Missing Pet Partnership, an organization that helps find lost pets, Cheeto helps train dogs to search and rescue missing cats. Hiding without making a sound, Cheeto lures search dogs in training to help find him safely and assists them in differentiating “search and rescue” versus “search and destroy.”

Watch this amazing cat and learn how he has helped Missing Pet Partnership recover over 300 missing cats over the last year!

Allison Espiritu graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in journalism. For five years she worked as a reporter focused on local government, schools, and community news at a number of Washington publications such as the Seattle Times, Ballard News Tribune, West Seattle Herald, and Snoqualmie Valley Record. She began working at GreaterGood in 2012, progressing to the position of Web Content Program Manager.