K9 Rowdy got the chance to practice his ATV riding skills at a @hcso_sar training last weekend - safe to say he had a good time!

Join us in congratulating Adeline and K9 Walter for passing their mission-ready test and becoming a certified trailing team with CARDA! Safe searching, you two 🐶

This week several of our K9 teams joined @marinsearchandrescue at the Marin County Fairgrounds for a training the day after the fair! Approximately 120,000 people visited the fair last weekend, and the K9s had to work through these very challenging scent conditions to locate their “missing ...person.”

Thank you to the Marin members for laying trails, flanking our K9s, and more to coordinate this awesome and unique training opportunity!

Join us in congratulating Jennifer and Oaky for passing their mission-ready test and becoming a certified trailing team with CARDA! Well done, you two 🧡

K9 teams-in-training from across California gathered last month for a big training in Nevada City. Apprentices and pre-apprentices took courses in navigation, ropes, low-angle rescue and litter transport, as well as worked field problems with their dogs.

Thank you to all the mission-ready... handlers who came to teach, cook and contribute! 🐶

“I’ll never forget the first time I watched a trailing team work: it looked like literal magic. Watching a dog follow a human’s path days after they walked it is a humbling experience. It lets us understand that dogs live in a totally unique, rich world thanks to their ability to obtain and ...analyze scent.”

Read the full story from CARDA K9 handler Cat McBride in the June issue of @baywoof_sf.

We are saddened to share that K9 handler Kaye Hall has passed away.

With a deep love for her beloved belgian sheepdogs, Kaye joined CARDA in 2004 and eventually went on to become K9 Captain of @napacosar for many years. Kaye will be greatly missed, and her positive impact will continue to ...be felt within CARDA and our community.

Congratulations to Michelle and K9 Elsa for for passing their human remains detection test! They are now a certified trailing and HRD team with CARDA.

Join us in congratulating Kim and K9 Fiona for passing their mission-ready test and becoming a certified trailing team!