The GE Foundation matched Stephen Bravo’s earlier donation of $1,500 to make their total contribution $3,000! We cannot thank them enough. This money will go to good use for training our teams to continue the SARDOC tradition of certifying excellent SAR Dog teams.
This past weekend, SARDOC enjoyed an awesome joint avalanche training with Copper Avalanche dogs and COTF1 teams! We staged in Breckenridge and at the Task Force Site in Leadville for two days of great dog and handler learning fun. Thanks to those from Copper and COTF1 who trained with us!
Many thanks to Ridgway State Park for inviting SARDOC to give a presentation about our dogs, our work, and our organization. We were privileged to share the day with Eric and his avalanche dog, Mona, from the Telluride Ski Area. A large and enthusiastic crowd attended, enjoying the presentations, demos, and, of course, the demo dogs.
Ridgway has shown a lot of support for SARDOC over the years. We are very fortunate to be able to train with the boat Rangers every May, as well as host trainings around the Park.
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SARDOC recently received a donation from the Whole Foods in Summit County for over $1,000. This donation originates with the great people in Summit, too, who opted to give their spare cents to SARDOC through the Whole Foods Program! This donation will help SARDOC continue our efforts to train and field search dogs to assist on searches for missing parties in the Rocky Mountain Region.
Many, many thanks to Whole Foods and everyone who donated!
SARDOC would like to express our thanks to Stephen Bravo and the GE Grants Foundation for their gift of $1,500!
The Board is discussing the best use for the money and will decide shortly how it can provide the most benefit for the organization.
Thanks also to the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region in Montgomery County for facilitating this awesome grant!
Come visit our booth at this year’s Sheriffs’ Conference in Loveland. The conference runs from 10-5 on Wednesday, January 7th and from 10-3 on Thursday, the 8th. SARDOC will have a booth with lots of information both days.
We would love to see you there!
From the North or South: Take I-25 to the Crossroads Boulevard exit (Exit 259), turn East onto Crossroads Blvd. and turn left (North) onto Clydesdale Parkway. Hotel will be straight ahead after roundabout.
Having joined SARDOC in 1986, Patti Burnett has retired after 28 years of dedicated service. Patti was a Supervisor with Copper Ski Patrol and was instrumental in pioneering the Avalanche Dog program in Summit County. Patti was also a Mission Coordinator for Summit County Rescue Group for many years.
Patti trained and certified three dogs with SARDOC: Hasty- Airscent, Avalanche, Water; Sandy and Magic-both certified in Airscent and Avalanche. She is the author of Avalanche! Hasty Search; The Care and Training of Avalanche Search and Rescue Dogs.