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Americane Humane 2022 Hero Dog Winner Announced

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!

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

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!

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!

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!

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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Workshop with K9Sensus Foundation is a Wrap!

Workshop with K9Sensus Foundation is a Wrap!

3 days of learning over in a flash!  We were so pleased to bring Robin Greubel with the K9Sensus Foundation to the Pacific Northwest.  K9 teams and auditors worked hard to improve their skills and we all got to enjoy the company of great people and wonderful dogs! We...

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Congratulations!

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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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

Finding space to train our search dogs is always a challenge, so we were so grateful to be able to train recently at a wonderful spot courtesy of Harold and Moira. They generously allowed us to use their fabulous Sniffspot for an evening of training! You can book...

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Keb is a Finalist for American Humane Hero Dog!

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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Seeking Resolutions

Seeking Resolutions

The AKC Family Dog Magazine (July/Aug 2022) just published an article about our President Suzanne Elshult and her two certified human remains detection dogs, Keb and Kili. You can read the article here.

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Heat Injury in Working K9s

Heat Injury in Working K9s

As the temperature heats up, be sure that you have a good working knowledge of how to prevent and treat heat injury in your K9. This article reprinted with permission from HRD Specialized K-9 Training has excellent information to help you keep your K9 safe during the...

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