Certified K9 Teams

Becoming a certified search and rescue team in a specific discipline initially takes about two years. Recertifications occur every two years.

Our teams are certified to a high standard, utilizing outside evaluators and national-level standards.

Our teams generally certify initially in either Wilderness Airscent or Trailing. Teams often go on to obtain other certifications such as Human Remains Detection, Disaster Search, Water Search or Avalanche Search.

Current Certified Teams

 

Suzanne.Keb.FaceHandler: Suzanne E.
K9: Keb
Breed: Labrador Retriever
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent, Human Remains Detection (NAPWDA, NSDA), Avalanche (NSDA) and Disaster, Live and Human Remains (NSDA). Suzanne is also our Airscent Lead and has been a member SAR since 2002. In addition Suzanne is a former NSDA Board member, is currently the NSDA Social Media Chair and serves as an NSDA Principal Evaluator in Area Search and Human Remains Detection.

 

 

seth.sable.e

Handler: Seth S.
K9: Sable
Breed: German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever Mix
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent. Seth serves as our K9 Coordinator and has been a member of SAR since 2002.

 

 

 

linda.rugby.cedarHandler: Linda B.
K9: Cedar
Breed: Labrador Retriever
K9: Rugby
Breed: English Springer Spaniel
Both K9s on this team are certified in Trailing. Linda has been a member of SAR since 2003.

 

 

 

claudia.k9sHandler: Claudia C.
K9: Moxie
Breed: Vizsla
K9: Justice
Breed: Weimaraner
Both K9s on this team are certified in Trailing. Moxie is also certified in Human Remains Detection (IPWDA) and Justice is a certified therapy dog.   Claudia serves as our Trailing Lead and has been a member of SAR since 2002.

 

Handler: Pamela H.Handler with K9
K9: Cash
Breed: Border Collie
K9 Cash is certified in Human Remains Detection (IPWDA). Pamela also serves as our Grant Writer and has been a member of SAR since 2003.

 

 

 

Joe.Nika.1

Handler: Joe C.
K9: Nika
Breed: German Shepherd
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent. Joe has been a member of SAR since 2007.

 

 

 

Handler Jake and search dog Clyde

Handler: Jake L.
K9: Clyde
Breed:  German Shepherd
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent. Jake has been a member of SAR since 2013.

 

 

 

Handler Janiece and search dog RoxyHandler: Janiece M.
K9: Roxy
Breed: Australian Shep/Malamute
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent.  Janiece has been a member of SAR since 2012.  Janiece also serves as our New Member Focal.

 

 

Handler Steve and K9 Shuksan

Handler: Steve J.
K9: Shuksan
Breed: German Shep/Malinois
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent. Steve has been a member of SAR since 2012.

 

 

 

laurie.blu.eHandler: Laurie H.
K9: Blu
Breed: Golden Retriever
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent.  Laurie has been a member of SAR since 2007.

 

 

 

 

Trina.Glacier.LH

 

Handler: Trina E.
K9: Glacier
Breed: German Shepherd
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent.  Trina has been a member of SAR since 2011.

 

 

Handler Chris with K9 Makalu

 

Handler: Chris T.
K9: Makalu
Breed: Labrador Retriever
This team is certified in Wilderness Airscent.  Chris has been a member of SAR since 2005. He also serves as our Operation Lead and Equipment Manager. He is also a NSDA Evaluator in Area Search.

 

 

 

 

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