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.
Paula Bindrich and her yellow lab Freyja just passed their Airscent test. Freyja is 3 years old.
Paula and Freyja field with Alpine Rescue Team in Evergreen.
Marcia McMahon and Yinnie passed their large area test in September in Larimer County. They are members of Park County Search and Rescue and live in Fairplay.
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Ann Brown and Monty have just passed their SARDOC Regional Certification Test to become SARDOC’s newest Airscent team. They are now able to field throughout the Rocky Mountain Region for SARDOC.
Ann and Monty field with Park County Search and Rescue and North Fork Fire. They live in Buffalo Creek.
Congratulations to Nancy May and her cattle dog Quest. They have certified in Trailing with SARDOC; a difficult accomplishment indeed!
Nancy and Quest field with Grand County SAR in Moab, UT.
Way to go!
Dan Fanning and Tripp passed their Airscent test this month in Colorado Springs.
Tripp is a 3 y/o Yellow Lab and is Dan’s third Search Dog. Dan and Tripp field with Larimer County Search and Rescue.
Come support SARDOC by buying a burger or meal at the Loveland Smashburger at Denver and Eisenhower. SARDOC teams will be present to meet everyone and eat a lot!!
Enjoy a fun way to support Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado so they can continue to train and field these life-saving dogs!
Thank you for your support!
SARDOC recently lost one of our finest. Thunder was a German Shepherd who fielded with her handler, Estelle Purvis, through Larimer County Search and Rescue. She was certified in Air Scent for 9 years and helped with many missions. She was a tenacious worker and always supplied excellent information on searches.
In addition to Air Scent, Thunder also trained in Disaster and Water. She was much loved by everyone in SARDOC. Hiding for her was tremendously fun. She would come running in and bark, bark, bark until she decided to go back and get Estelle. She loved searching and playing with her reward toy more than anything.
Thunder will be missed by so many people.