King County Search Dogs has lost a trailing great. mADDee was a trailing standard bearer and deployed on over 100 search missions with her handler Joanne during her 13 year career.
mADDee had an exuberant and infectious working drive. She introduced countless KCSD recruits to the real meaning of ‘running’ a trail yet she often counted her out of breath support team at intersections to make sure she hadn’t lost anyone. mADDee seemed to have even more fun working when the conditions were harsh. She is fondly remembered having a great time blasting along training trails in heavy sleet with her support team jogging miserably behind her in the cold and wet. Nothing ever got in the way of her working and having a good time.
mADDee had the most joyful spirit and while she would work with gusto for anyone, real magic happened with Joanne on the lead. It was the sort of dog-human partnership you live a life to find. Team mADDee often made difficult trails seem easy and taught a generation of handlers how to be thorough and stay positive and patient no matter how difficult the task. They loved working together and made the most of every minute.
Rest easy puppy.