About Cascadia Search Dogs

OUR MISSION

Cascadia Search Dogs contributes to the development of high quality detection and search dogs through training and education.

Cascadia Search Dogs is a Washington State Non-Profit Corporation Incorporated September 11, 2018.

Education is our core

Our members have achieved certifications in Airscent, Human Remains Detection, Avalanche and Disaster. We’ve also helped many others achieve their certifications in a wide range of disciplines.

We are proud to be a part of bringing home the lost and the missing.

Picture of members and dogs

We Are Cascadia Search Dogs

A group of dedicated volunteers in K9 Search and Rescue

We are a group of dedicated volunteers who have a passion for K9 search and rescue and detection work.

We are K9 handlers, field support personnel, search managers and more.

We have deployed on hundreds of missions – from the high slopes of Mt. Rainier to the desolate landscape of the Oso landslide.  We’ve deployed by helicopter, by boat, by 4×4 and by good old hiking in.

We’ve trudged through snow, been soaked by the rain, scorched by the sun, and crawled through blackberry bushes when that was where our dog went.

Our members have achieved certifications in Airscent, Human Remains Detection, Avalanche and Disaster. We’ve also helped many others achieve their certifications in a wide range of disciplines.

We are proud to be a part of bringing home the lost and the missing.

And now, we are sharing the wealth of knowledge that we have gained over  more than two decades of search work.  Our passion for continuous scientific and psychology-based learning shines strong, undiminished.

We’ve been a part of what is good about search and rescue and detection work and we look forward to sharing with you over the coming years.

Board of Directors

Suzanne Elshult, President

Janiece Miller, Vice President

Brenda Stone, Secretary

June Mansfield, Treasurer

John Allan

Candice Church

Trina Eddy

Steve Johnson

Dan Merrifield

Chris Terpstra

General Members

Jessi Beyer

Kristine Lesperance

Guy Mansfield