Cascadia Search Dogs believes that our K9 teams should be held to a high standard that goes beyond being certified. Lives may be at risk and we owe it to the lost and missing to make sure that our teams are truly operational and competent for the missions deployed.

To ensure competency we are committed to having our teams certified through third party processes, including national certifications and recertifications– such as NAPWDA (North American Police Working Dog Association), IPWDA (International Police Work Dog Association), NSDA (National Search Dog Alliance) and SARDUS (Search and Rescue Dogs of the United States) for most disciplines.

Our K9 teams have certified in Area Search, Area Search with Large Source, Human Remains Detection (forensic level), Avalanche, and Disaster. We also train in scent-specific airscent, water search, trailing and evidence/articles.

Certified K9 Handlers

Handler Suzanne and K9 Keb

Suzanne Elshult and K9 Keb

 

Suzanne Elshult Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handler Seth and K9 Sierra

Seth Stone and K9 Sierra

 

Seth Stone Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handler Chris and K9 Makalu

Chris Terpstra and K9 Makalu

 

Chris Terpstra Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handler Steve and K9 Shuksan

Steve Johnson and K9 Shuksan

 

Steve Johnson Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handler Trina and K9 Glacier

Trina Eddy and K9 Glacier

 

Trina Eddy Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handler Janiece & K9 Parker

Janiece Miller and K9 Parker

 

Janiece Miller Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

K9 Handlers in Training

 

 

Handler Candice and K9 Escher

Candice Church & K9 Escher

 

Candice Church Profile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handler Gordon and K9 Vino

Gordon Benedict and K9 Vino

 

Gordon Benedict Profile