Announcements

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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Keb is a Finalist for American Humane Hero Dog!

We are beyond thrilled to learn that our very own K9 Keb has been selected as a 2022 Search and Rescue Dog Finalist in the American Humane Hero Dog Competition!  She was selected as the Hero Dog in the Search and Rescue Category and will now join six other...

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K9 Keb Made the Semi-Finals!

Congratulations to K9 Keb who made it into the semi-finals for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards as one of three dogs in the Search and Rescue category! The American Humane Hero Dog Awards is an annual, nationwide competition that recognizes the heroes on both end...

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Big Congratulations!

Congratulations to Janiece Miller & K9 Parker (right) and Candice Church & K9 Mo (left) for successfully passing their Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA)! The FSA is the first of two tests on the path to becoming a certified Disaster Search and Rescue K9 Team....

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We’ve Received a Grant from the Tulalip Tribe!

We are so grateful to have received a grant from The Tulalip Tribe to support our workshop this summer. We will be bringing in 2 Master Trainers from the Center for Forensic Training and Education to work with local search dog teams! It is this type of community...

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CSD Members Presenting at State Conference

UPDATE: The 2022 WA State SAR Conference has been cancelled. Several CSD Members will be doing presentations at the WA State SAR Conference, June 23-26, 2022. Jessi Beyer will be presenting Trauma in SAR Volunteers: Ways to Care for Yourself and Your Teammates. Guy...

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Hold the Date – 2023 K9 SAR Snow Training

Jan. 27 - 29, 2023 at Paradise, Mt. Rainier Up to 12 participants (10 working spots) Registration cost $50. Registration will open 10/31/2022. DEM/Insurance required for dog & participants; participants must have all required safety gear and be current with...

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Service Animal Eye Exam Registration Opens April 1st

The 2022 ACVO/Epicur National Service Animal Eye Exam Event will be taking place during the month of May.  This event is a philanthropic event that provides free, ocular screening eye exams to qualified Service and Working Animals each May.  These exams are...

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Thank You Spikes K9 Fund!

K9 Kili (Handler Suzanne Elshult) and K9 Makalu (Handler Chris Terpstra) recently received donations of an amazing custom fit K9 Storm Vest from Spikes K9 Fund. These vests are individually fit for each K9 and provide underbelly protection from slices, cuts and...

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Upcoming Airscent Workshop

K9 Airscent Workshop April 29 - May 1, 2022 Wallowa, OR CSD member Chris Terpstra along with Matt Kozma from Chelan County Search Dogs will be instructing at a K9 Airscent Workshop in Wallowa, Oregon. Registration/Questions: hollyakenson@gmail.com Date: April 29 - May...

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Congratulations Chris and Makalu!

Chris and Makalu recently achieved their Airscent Recertification through the National Search Dog Association.  The are also currently certified in Avalanche and Land Human Remains Detection. All of our team members get their certifications through national...

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