Congratulations to K9 Cleo and handler Chad for passing their Airscent pretest. They are now qualified for searching in King County. For those of you following our meet the crew posts, Cleo is in a league of her own: She is a Catahoula Leopard dog – Border Collie cross.
Big news! 🎉 Congratulations to K9 Zula and our President-elect Jen for passing their trailing certification test today! They are now fully eligible for deployment on search missions: A big achievement for a great team!
Congratulations to K9 Gilly and handler Kris for locating a missing individual (alive and well!) this afternoon in Issaquah. It was Kris and Gilly’s first find as members of King County Search Dogs. Well done! 🐾♥️
Something to really brag about: Joan Hitchner, one of the longest serving Members of King County Search Dogs, was selected as the Volunteer of the year by the King County Sheriff. Over 300 missions thus far in her 16 year career. We are very proud! Ed Christian, the distinguished gentleman on the right of the photo, is the King County Search and Rescue Coordinator and was recognized as King County Deputy of the year at the same ceremony. Wonderful tribute for King County SAR!
TODAY is your chance to help those who help keep you safe. King County Search Dog teams train over 5,000 hours a year to be ready to help find lost or injured hikers and alzheimer’s patients. KCSD is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit that depends on financial support from the community it serves. YOU CAN HELP by joining with the Seattle Foundation on its annual ‘Give Big’ day and making a tax-deductable donation to King County Search Dogs. It is easy to give to KCSD and many other King County charities on the Give Big website. Your employer may even match your […]
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.
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
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!!
#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 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!