basic canine first aid is becoming more important, said Laurie McPee. “Take along a first aid kit for your dog,” she advises. “Think about how you’d get your dog off the trail with a blown knee.” As a paramedic and former search and rescue … Link.

Search and rescue (SAR) dogs have played a crucial role in natural disaster relief for years, yet their lives and training remain largely unfamiliar to the public. Before they grow into qualified SAR dogs, qualifying puppies go through a strict selection … Link.

Today for Search and Rescue Saturday I would like … All we need is a dog named Woody in the group to complete the trio. Anyway, Jesse has some very big paws to fill being that K9 Sula is now retired. It is always very exciting when there is a new … Link.

Canine handlers from around the United States assembled in Castaic for mock search and rescue exercises on Saturday … who was confident in his dog’s ability to pass the test. “The canines are really such a valuable tool of the team,” said Smith. Link.

estimates that close to one million rescue dogs are imported annually from regions not known for stellar canine health and safety standards. They include dogs from Puerto Rico, Turkey, several countries in the Middle East and as far away as China and Korea. Link.

A rescued dog will soon be rescuing others. The owner and trainer of Blue Streak K9 Blake Bristow said he was contacted … She’s showing very promising signs to being a search and rescue dog here in Northeast Arkansas.” Bristow specializes in training … Link.

The dogs, eager to begin the search, fidgeted and whined. K9 Alert Search and Rescue Dogs is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a dozen members – all of them volunteers – who train almost every weekend so that they will be ready when they are needed. Link.