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Jake

October 24, 2004 – October 19, 2019

Certified in Air Scent

Jake by debJake was also known as Jakey, Jakester, Jake the Dog, and Just Jake.  He was a mixed-breed of unknown decent until a post-retirement DNA test revealed that he was ¼ Australian Cattle Dog, 1/8 Chow, 1/8 Siberian Husky, 1/8 Collie, 1/8 English Cocker Spaniel (didn’t see that one coming), and ¼ Breed Group(s) (which include the Herding, Sporting, Terrier, and Hound dogs).  Jake started with Search & Rescue Dogs of Colorado (SARDOC) in July of 2005 as a 9 month old puppy. He trained and fielded with SARDOC and Larimer County Search & Rescue (LCSAR) for almost 10 years.  Jake was forced into retirement in 2015 due to my (his handler’s) circumstances.

Jake loved Search & Rescue (SAR) and took his work very seriously.  He cross-trained in Water, Avalanche, Human Remains Detection (HRD), and Urban.  Jake’s joy of finding his subject(s) and coming back to tell me was evident by the big smile on his cute little face!  He especially loved the water searches.  After doing a shoreline search of a body of water, Jake would run ahead of his team and jump into the boat in readiness of an above water grid search to pinpoint his subject.  We couldn’t get there fast enough for Jake and he often started barking to let us know we needed to hurry up!  In fact, he loved the water work so much that after his retirement we were at Union Reservoir in Longmont and Jake commandeered a complete stranger’s paddle board so that he could conduct a search.  Imagine my surprise when I glanced out upon the reservoir and saw him on a paddle board with a strange man.  What was even more surprising (but not) was that Jake was obviously working!

Jake touched so many lives on and off the SAR field, with his passing I am reminded of just how many.  Jake did whatever I asked of him, without question, with determination, and with grace.  You will never meet a more loyal dog.  Every day with Jake was a gift and I was blessed to have partnered with him and to have had him in my life for as long as I did.  However, I will miss Jakey terribly, he was everything to me!  He taught me so many lessons about SAR and about life.  Jake is the reason I got involved in search and rescue and I am thankful for all of the incredible experiences and the wonderful people and dogs we met along the way.SARDOC2019 - 5 of 5

Kathy Kosorok, Handler

October 28, 2019 in Uncategorized by

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New Water Teams

Congratulations to SARDOC’s 4 new water certified teams:

Allison Yelton & Trouble and Denise Alvord & Riot with Larimer County SAR.

Nancy May & Razzle with Grand County SAR, Moab, UT.

Jay Rigdon & Sprite with West Elk Mountain Rescue, Montrose.

These teams recently passed their Water certification test with SARDOC.

October 14, 2019 in Uncategorized by

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Superfit Seminar Postponed!

The Superfit Seminar scheduled for this weekend has been postponed.  Further information will follow when a date has been chosen.

October 3, 2019 in Uncategorized by

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New Trailing Team!

IMG_1346SARDOC is proud to announce that Trouble and his handler, Allison Yelton, passed their Trailing Certification test this past weekend on beautiful Boreas Pass!

Trouble and Allison field with Larimer County Search and Rescue.

Congratulations!

September 12, 2019 in Uncategorized by

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Senior Recertification!

IMG_20190804_103736465Congrats to Maui, who passed her HRD Recertification Test this month with flying colors at the ripe old age of 12!  You go girl!

Maui fields with Marcia McMahon and Park County Search and Rescue.IMG_1977

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Jill Reynolds 1956-2019

SARDOC2019 - 1 of 1 (4)Jill Reynolds was a woman who lit up the room with her smile and good humor. She believed in connecting with her community, and that the best way to have a strong community was to do it together. Jill loved dogs and was an advocate for dog quality of life. Jill was partner on a radio talk show “Critter Patter” on KRFC with Sue Carroll of Bones du Jour, where all things human/animal bond were discussed. She was a certified Canine Massage Provider by the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and owned and operated Canine Massage of the Rockies for over 15 years where she brought together veterinarians, holistic practitioners and the dog’s human companions to meet the wellness goals of her dog clients. After her SAR dog Skid injured himself, Jill took this path even further by helping to bring together K9 fitness professionals and search and rescue dog handlers to help prevent major career-threatening injuries in our K9s. Jill was a Life Member of LCSAR and was a member for 11 years. During her time on LCSAR, she dedicated hundreds of hours at missions, trainings, and as an instructor and dog handler. She was active with Skid, in SAR for almost 10 years, 5 of those years as a SARDOC member. Skid and Jill were a fixture in Larimer County Search and Rescue’s Preventative Search and Rescue (PSAR) program. She and Skid greatly enjoyed spending time at public events and at schools teaching children about LCSAR and wilderness safety. Even as her health decline during her long-term illness, she found ways to support her SAR team and the community, even from her bedside, through performing administrative functions. Jill passed from this world on July 25th, 2019. She had impacted this community in so many ways, and she will be greatly missed. May we strive to uphold our community and our SAR mission as she did.SARDOC2019 - 3 of 3 (2)

Melissa Kindt, Larimer County SAR

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Monty 2007-2019

SARDOC2019 - 4 of 5SARDOC is very sad to announce the loss of longtime Airscent K9 Monty.

Monty was a search dog for 12 years with SARDOC.  He was certified in Air Scent.  Monty absolutely loved his work, finding people, carrying his glove, giant sticks, searching buildings, and his lifetime partner Ann Brown.  He mentored many new handlers and taught us all many things about searching, life and joy.

Monty and Ann fielded through North Fork Fire out of Buffalo Creek.SARDOC2019 - 2 of 5

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Zoe

IMG_9945SARDOC is very very sad to prematurely lose a young pup.  Zoe, 1 year old black lab, was an amazing girl, training for a no doubt extraordinary search career as an airscent star.  Zoe loved everyone and brought smiles to the faces of all those she met and “found”.

An unfortunate accident stole her away from her destiny with Scott too early.  All our thoughts are with her family.

Scott Robertshaw, Handler

 

June 19, 2019 in Uncategorized by

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Training in the Beautiful Beulah Valley

A8E1CE98-09A1-473A-97E0-E3FD7D9F793FSARDOC teams enjoyed two days of awesome training opportunities, including Large area, Trailing, Human Remains Detection, and a mock search during the first of our annual statewide weekends.  The weather was awesome, the company most excellent, the learning the best.

SARDOC has 4 statewide weekends each year for our teams to all get together and learn from each other.4177C341-1F69-4667-A994-E53C43EDBFBD (1)

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5/4/19 Sand Dunes!

SARDOC2019 - 6 of 10Many Thanks to the Great Sand Dunes for hosting an awesome multi-agency Search Dog Training this weekend!  Teams enjoyed working with Park Personnel searching for subject through Dunes, river, and forests!SARDOC2019 - 10 of 10SARDOC2019 - 4 of 10

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