Click: February 2013 Newsletter!
11/6/98 – 4/8/13
I had to say good-bye to my partner, my good friend, my sweet Jenna last week. She lived a long and happy life but in the end could not overcome the spinal stenosis that left her increasingly crippled and unable to walk on her own. Two days before her death a friend and I drove her to the hill above the pond she loved to swim in, but could no longer walk to. We carried her down the hill in a sling, put a safety vest on her, and threw sticks for her so she could have one last wonderful swim. She will be greatly missed.
Gayle Humm, Handler
Teller County SAR
Congratulations to Ina Bernard and her Bernese Mountain Dog, Finya! They passed their final Certification Test for Air Scent this past Saturday, December 17th in very chilly weather.
Ina and Finya field through SARDOC and Pueblo, ESB.
Loki joined SARDOC in 2000 with his handler, Roger Matthews. They certified as an Airscent team in 2004. Loki was also a FEMA Urban Disaster Dog. He had many friends; he especially loved kids.
Read more about Loki’s life on his page under “Past Heroes”.
Barbi Atkins and Molly passed their final airscent test in Larimer County on November 3rd. Barbi and Molly will be fielding out of Divide with Teller County Search and Rescue.
Shannon Young and her dog Maggie are retiring from Search Work with SARDOC. Shannon joined SARDOC in 1993. Her first dog, Klapatche, was certified in Air Scent and Water. Maggie, retired, is certified in Air Scent and Avalanche. Their home team was Mesa County.
Sabine Johnson and her German Shepherd, Annie, completed their testing last week. They are now a fully certified airscent team. Their home team is Park County Search and Rescue.
SARDOC is honored to be a presenter of “Effective Call Out and Deployment of Canine Search and Rescue Resources” at the 2012 Colorado Sheriffs Conference being held in Denver on January 4, 2012.
Law Enforcement agencies can request SARDOC assets by calling:
Ask for the SARDOC Coordinator to be paged.
For non-emergencies, please see our contact page.
Saturday Morning: 8:00 am
Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm
Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm
Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am