Memorial and Emeritus
These are team members who are no longer active, but have had a significant impact on our team. We honor the work they have done.
Bosse retired in 2014 after being active in SCVSAR K9 with his handler Suzanne since 2002. This team certified and recertified multiple times in Airscent and trained together in Avalanche and Human Remains Detection. During his active years Bosse and Suzanne went on hundreds of missions searching for missing people in both wilderness and urban environments.
While Bosse, now approaching 16 years old, is no longer actively searching, he continues to help out new handlers learning to read K9 body language and to represent our SAR team at numerous public relation events. And of course, he is always happy to accept his favorite reward – hot dogs!
K9 Caymus originally certified in Human Remains Detection in 2010 and recertified multiple times after that. During his search career he went on many, many missions to help bring home the missing.
Caymus retired from searching in 2017 and is enjoying the good life!
We honor the work of those who have passed on and keep them in our hearts.
In 2007, Bob undertook the effort of rebuilding the K9 team, and due to his efforts as K9 Team Coordinator, we have evolved into a highly trained team with more members (both 4-footed and 2-footed) than ever before.
Much of our current training approach and team culture is due to the contributions and guidance that Bob provided in his many, many hours of volunteering. In January, 2015 Bob passed away after a long illness. We honor the work he did on behalf of Search and Rescue and hold him close in our hearts.
Peer, a golden retriever, worked with handler Bob Fuller as a certified wilderness airscent dog for many years. Along with Bob, Peer was instrumental in locating and saving the life of a woman lost near the Skagit river. In 2012 we lost K9 Peer, one of our best search dogs, to a sudden illness.
Ferdie worked with handler Chris Terpstra as a certified wilderness airscent dog for many years. As a team they also trained in human remains detection, disaster, avalanche and water search. Together they brought home the lost and the missing. Ferdie was a treasured member of our K9 team and will be sorely missed.