About Us

Parts Per Trillion Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization established in Hawaii in 2017 to advance the research and training of bio detection dogs. Our goals are to utilize the extraordinary olfactory abilities of dogs in order to 1) enhance human lives through early disease detection, and 2) assist in environmental conservation efforts.

Our current focus includes:

  • Cancer Detection Dogs proof-of-principle research study
  • Bio-Medical Detection Dogs to detect diseases and bacteria that are harmful to humans
  • Conservation Dogs for detecting and mitigating invasive species and bacteria that negatively impact the ecosystem of the Hawaiian Islands

Parts Per Trillion Foundation founder Kyoko Johnson has a background working with conservation detection dogs, and is also a certified bio-dog trainer through In Situ Foundation, who developed the first standardized protocol for selecting, training, and handling cancer detection dogs.

Our organization was named after the incredible ability of dogs to smell in parts per trillion.  With up to 300 million scent receptors, man’s best friend can smell 100,000 times better than humans can!
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