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GiveBIG 2022 is May 3 – 4!

GiveBIG 2022 is May 3 – 4!

GiveBIG is a statewide fundraising campaign where individuals and organizations come together across Washington to invest in our communities and early giving has started! Our goal this year is to raise $1,000 to support our upcoming Advanced Marker workshop and our...

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Big Congratulations!

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’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

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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K9 Keb Nominated for K9 Hero Award

K9 Keb Nominated for K9 Hero Award

Our very own K9 Keb was recently nominated for the American Humane Hero Dog Awards which is an annual, nationwide competition that searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs.  You can read more about Keb and vote daily for her in the search and rescue category to...

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Hold the Date – 2023 K9 SAR Snow Training

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

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!

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

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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Helping Our Canadian Friends

Helping Our Canadian Friends

Suzanne Elshult, who is a National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA) Principal Evaluator in multiple disciplines, recently returned from a three-day trip to Mission, British Columbia, where she tested K9 SAR teams wanting to get the NSDA Human Remains Detection (HRD) Land...

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Congratulations Chris and Makalu!

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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