Big News: KCSD is Hiring !

Well not really hiring as we are an all-volunteer non-profit, but King County Search Dogs has started its 2017 membership drive and will be accepting applications for new dog handlers and support specialists for the first time in two years. If you would like to learn more about working with KCSD please come along to one of our public information meetings: Monday March 20th, 7-8 PM Luther […]

Congratulations Oso!

K9 Oso and his handler Heather passed the KCSD airscent pre-test on Saturday finding both his ‘subjects’ in less than 90 minutes. The team is now available for missions within King County. Oso is an expert locksmith/escape artist as well as an up-and-coming search dog and is named after Oso, Washington where Heather participated in the search activities after the tragic 2014 landslide.

“Man’s best friend — and a lost hiker’s, too”

The Issaquah Times has a great write-up on the King County Search Dogs that describes many facets of the unit’s mission and training activities. It features Issaquah-resident Joan and her dog Artoo and includes a gallery of wonderful photos from one of our Wednesday evening training sessions.

New Certified Airscent Dog!

A big congratulations are in order for K9 Bailey and handler Robby for passing their airscent certification. Way to go!!! Robby and Bailey (a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever) have been training with King County Search Dogs since 2013 and have been known to find an occational bear cub in addition to their search subjects. #kcsearchdogs #SARdogs

KCSD Featured in Podcast Interview

Listen to a great in-depth interview with KCSD’s current President Heather Jo Cutting being interviewed by Sean McDaniel on ‘The Dog’s Way” Podcast. Learn about: How and when King County Search Dogs are called out, What sort of dogs are good for searching in the pacific northwest, and the training required to be an effective search dog. You can hear the entire podcast using the […]

New Dogs (and humans)

King County Search Dogs is thrilled to welcome seven new members to the KCSD pack! From Left to Right (top to bottom): Melissa and Kris with K9 Gilly, Jen (Betty) with K9 Zula, Jon with K9 Emmett, Don with K9 Del, Ernie with K9 Jazz and Brie with K9 Cal. Welcome!!

Certified K9 Heros!

#‎KingCountySearchDogs‬ has some news! We have two new dog teams qualified to deploy on in-county airscent missions and two new human remains detection teams! Congratulations to the following dogs (and their humans.) K9 Tule (in-county airscent,) K9 Artoo (in-county airscent,) K9 Jack (human remains detection,) and K9 Natick (human remains detection.)

Tule running

Congratulations to the newest KCSD airscent dog (and handler!)

Tule and Mathew passed their airscent certification test with flying colors last Saturday and are now ready for in-county and out-of-county search missions. A wonderful accomplishment!  The test subjects were especially happy that Tule found them quickly on such a cool wet day. CONGRATS MATHEW & TULE!