OPERATIVE TEAM

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Toni

Team Rokka founder & C.O.O

During his career, Toni has worked in numerous safety and animal protection projects and organisations in Finland and abroad. Peacekeeping missions in Bosnia, criminal investigation officer’s work in Finland and a variety of animal protection projects in several European countries, along with Thailand and Tanzania, have moulded Toni into a multitalent with an ability and desire to dwelve into the ever-changing challenges within the animal protection field.

Maija

Maija

Founding member, trainer & advisor

Certified animal care giver and dog trainer

Miikka

Miikka

Founding member, trainer & advisor

Detection dog trainer

DOGS

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Rokka

Rokka

Detection dog

Labrador "Rokka" is trained to find ivory, weapons, cocaine and heroin. Rokka was the pilot dog in the detection dog project implemented in Tanzania, during years 2015-2016.

Kippari

Kippari

Detection dog

Jackrussel "Kippari" is trained to find ivory and weapons. During the pilot project in Tanzania in years 2015 and 2016, Kippari’s main task ended up being the demo dog in the training program for local police dog handlers.

Halo

Halo

Detection dog

German shepard "Halo" is trained to find ivory and weapons. Halo participated, along with Rokka, in Tanzania‘s special force’s search operations.

ROKKA’S RESERVE

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One of our core ideas was to create a link, through which everyone, everywhere, would have a chance to help endangered species. We are lucky to say that you have embraced us and trusted us with our mission. Lots of people from all walks of life have reached out to us, offering their support.

The Finnish dog enthusiasts have reached out to us with their expertise. We’ve had contacts from dog owners, dog afficionados and kennels. Several K9 handlers / instructors from wide variety of law enforcement agencies have offered us their training experience, including Ilkka Hormila with his extensive working career in the force.

It would take several pages to list all of Ilkka’s merits. He has worked as a teacher in the Police dog academy for almost 20 years and as a member/duty manager in K9 patrol for 25 years, to name a few. Now retired, this multi-talent is a well-known person in the international canine world – lecturing and teaching, still.

Team Rokka is proud and grateful for all of You, who have joined Team Rokka’s family. New challenges await, and with this crew by our side, we’re ready to go!