SARDOC members once again had an awesome water training weekend at Ridgway State Park May 14th-15th! The teams all had a great time and learned a lot, getting warmed up for the upcoming season! Thanks to all the folks at the Park for hosting us and working with us this year!
SARDOC gave a presentation at the PharmaSUG Convention in Denver on Mother’s Day. Superdog Finya found her subject in a room packed with convention attendees and performed a beautiful refind, demonstrating to all how great SARDOC dogs are!
SARDOC Dogs and Handlers love to do presentations and demos! Please contact us to schedule one for your organization! Email Coordinator@sardoc.org
Every year, PharmaSUG selects a non-profit organization to support for their annual Charity Drive. This year, their conference will take place in Denver on May 8th-11th, and they have chosen SARDOC as their Charity!
SARDOC is very honored to be chosen and we are very grateful to PharmaSUG and its members for this amazing support!
For more information about PharmaSUG, please visit their website at PharmaSUG.org.
Over the past month, SARDOC has enjoyed two great trainings at Hughes Stadium in Ft. Collins. All the teams worked plenty of problems throughout each day in and around this great facility. Handlers took advantage of the unique air flows and surrounding areas to set up very creative problems for their eager canine companions!
Many thanks to Westgate Community School in Thornton, CO for inviting SARDOC teams to conduct a weekend of Building Search trainings at their facility! Teams from around Colorado and Utah participated in two full days of building search problems that challenged the most advanced teams and inspired teams new to the discipline. SARDOC is renowned for its excellent and variable trainings, and support from groups such as Westgate helps us continually offer new experiences for our teams to keep us all on top of our game!
Many, many thanks to Whole Foods for choosing SARDOC again for one of their amazing donations! This donation, along with others, will help us improve and carry on! THANK YOU!
SARDOC would like to express our appreciation to the Friends of Littleton Library for their recent donation to our organization! THANK YOU!!
Janie Merickel and her Black Lab, Baloo, have certified with the prestigious Colorado Rapid Avalanche Deployment Program. To certify and maintain their excellent skills, teams train many times a week. Janie and Baloo work together at Copper Mountain, where they train with many other dogs teams, Flight for Life, and other Rescuers, to be at their very best at all times. Should the call come in, they will be ready to load into the helicopter and be flown to the site of the avalanche accident in the shortest time possible in hopes of saving a life (or two.)
Janie and Baloo are also members of SARDOC. They are in training for Air Scent.
Barbi joined SARDOC in 1995 with her Weimeraner/Lab mix, Deeogee. Together, they certified in Air Scent and fielded on many missions. Barbi went on to certify two more dogs in Air Scent; Mocha and Molly. She served SARDOC in many capacities and was also a fielding member of El Paso Search and Rescue and Teller County SAR.
We wish Barbi and Molly all the best in their travels and new life!