Announcements

Save the Date!

We are pleased to bring Denise Alvord back to the Pacific Northwest for a 3 day "Trailing Foundations to Strengthen Accuracy and Performance" Workshop, April 1-3 in Snohomish County, WA. This workshop will be limited to 6 working spots to ensure quality time for each...

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SAR K9 Fitness Live Launch Party!

Join CSD Member Trina Eddy, owner and dog trainer at A Canine Experience Inc. to learn how to implement an effective fitness program for your SAR K9 in as little as 15 minutes a day, even if you are on the road. Program is March 1, 2023 at 3PM PST. During this live...

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CSD Elects New Officers for 2023!

We are pleased to announce the election of our new Board Officers for 2023! Janiece Miller, President Candice Church, Vice President Brenda Stone, Secretary June Mansfield, Treasurer We also added two new Board members to our existing roster – Kris Lesperance and...

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Congratulations Suzanne and Kili!

Suzanne Elshult and K9 Kili recently passed their National Search Dog Alliance recertification in Human Remains Detection. We are so proud of this dedicated and talented team! Suzanne and K9 Kili also have a certification in Historical Human Remains Detection from the...

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Grant Received!

We are so honored to be selected for a grant from the Corey Borg-Massanari Foundation to support our Snow & Avalanche Training being held in January, 2023! This project is funded in part by the Initiative Foundation, a regional community foundation. We are so...

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Americane Humane 2022 Hero Dog Winner Announced

At a star-studded gala held in Palm Beach, Fl. on November 11, 2022, Shelter Dog Ethan was announced the 2022 Hero Dog Winner! You can read more of Ethan's incredible story here. Our very own Keb was announced as the winner in the Search and Rescue Category and was...

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Donation Thank You!

We are grateful for every donation that we receive to support our work. Recently we got a very nice donation from The Flatirons Flamingo. They designed a fantastic sticker featuring a black lab (their dog Rocinante) on a Cascadian Flag background and donated all of...

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New Certification

Congratulations to CSD Member Chris Terpstra and K9 Makalu on their recent certification in Human Remains - Open Water/Shoreline! Chris and Makalu add this new certification to their others which include Airscent, Avalanche and Human Remains - Land. This versatile...

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New Grant Received!

We are so pleased to receive a grant from The Creag Foundation to support our in-person training and education program! We feel very strongly about bringing the very best Master Trainers to the Pacific Northwest so that local K9 SAR teams can continue to learn and...

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Thank You Digital Lift!

We are incredibly grateful to be the recipients of a grant from Digital Lift so we can upgrade our Zoom license to the webinar format. This will allow us to continue our mission to deliver educational content to more K9 SAR Volunteers. Digital Lift's objective of this...

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CSD Members’ Book is Published!

We are all so proud and happy that the book "A Dog's Devotion - True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team” written by CSD's very own Suzanne Elshult and Guy Mansfield has been published! This book represents a collection of real-life Search and Rescue stories...

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Congratulations!

On September 17, 2022 CSD Members Suzanne Elshult with K9's Keb and Kili, and Dan Merrifield with K9 Belle, passed their third party Canine Forensics Foundation Historical Human Remains Detection certification! This kind of work requires fine gridding and dogs trained...

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