The most recent tear-jerking example of that takes shape in the reformed rescue dogs who are now Harvey Heroes. Founded in 1996, the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation is dedicated to rescuing kill-list dogs and training them to be search and rescue … Link.
He even initially failed a test to become a search and rescue dog. But Andrea Bergquist, who volunteers with the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, saw something special in him and adopted him. He aced the search-dog test the following year. Link.
On Sunday, the 14 dogs were deployed to Texas on urban canine disaster search teams from around California. At first Rocket didn’t pass rescue testing, but a foundation volunteer adopted him and re-tested him a year later. That time he passed and started … Link.
Over the last few days, the dog has been helping his colleagues with ‘search and rescue missions in the hardest hit areas … search dog characteristics’ and contacted the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation to see if he might be a fit for their … Link.
They have trained together for several years in order to be prepared for just such a disaster … is an official FEMA Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) dog. He has trained alongside Stornetta each day since joining the K-9 team, even responding to real … Link.
More than 200 firefighters, police officers and members of an urban search-and-rescue team fanned out across the Meyerland … “This is a tremendous disaster in terms of size and scope. I want to get thinking beyond traditional methodologies you’ve seen … Link.
But that wasn’t the end of his story, either. Rocket, a Sacramento shelter dog, was once considered too high energy to be adopted. Now he’s a natural disaster search rescue dog. Denise Sanders, a spokeswoman for the National Disaster Search Dog … Link.
However, Denise Sanders of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation knew that energetic and obsessive behaviors were actually perfect qualities for search-and-rescue dogs. So she trained Rocket until he became certified to work in disaster zones and he … Link.
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation sent 14 pairs of search dogs to help first responders find people trapped underneath rubble. Rescue task forces were deployed to Texas along with whole blood donations, bottled water and food to aid in the … Link.
They are assisting “with search and rescue missions in the hardest hit areas … Staff, however, thought he had “promising search dog characteristics” and so contacted the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation to evaluate him, according to … Link.