Come to one of the 2019 King County Search Dogs membership information sessions to learn more about the application process, training process and volunteer commitment. Each session will feature a presentation and a chance to talk with current members. Times and dates are: April 25th – 7:30PM, May 5th – 3:30PM, and May 14th – 7:30PM. All sessions are at the north Mercer Island Fire Station; 3030 78th Ave. SE 98040. It is helpful, though not required, if you let us know you are coming at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
K9 Gilly – certified in trailing and training in HRD, K9 Shiloh – training in airscent, K9 Jack – certified in airscent and HRD, K9 Raven – certified in HRD, K9 Myka – training in HRD.
With heavy hearts we say goodbye to K9 Carlo after nearly ten years with KCSD. Carlo was certified in trailing and human remains detection and was unit co-founder Andy Rebmann’s 11th working dog and 7th German Shepherd partner.
Carlo had a larger than life personality and was unwavering in his adoration for the human on the other end of the leash. Carlo assisted on dozens of evidence and missing persons searches, and kept Andy on his toes both at home and in the field.
And while we continue to feel the loss of Carlo, the legacy this partnership leaves behind is something all of us in KCSD can sense already. It was a privilege to watch this team work, and through that, teach the rest of us what it means to work a dog in search and rescue.
Thank you, Team 1, for your service to our community, and for the many lessons you have imparted on the next generation of dog handlers.
Our team of K9 heroes includes many different colors of Labrador Retrievers. All of our current labs are members of the airscent team and some of them are certified in human remains detection as well. For more information on the dogs, their handlers and the rest of our K9s go to our Team Member page.