K9 Memorials

  • Sage

    Sage was the kind of dog who would do anything that was asked of her, and who was constantly on the alert to see what might be asked next. Day or night if I chanced to look over at her, the odds were that she had her eyes on me. If I could explain what I wanted, she would do it. I could trust her in any situation, and felt privileged by her trust in me.

    Sage did everything with intensity. Whether she was searching, playing Frisbee, playing Flyball, snuggling, or greeting a friend, she was heart and soul into the activity. I loved her focus, good will, quick intelligence, expressiveness, warmth, sense of humor, reliability, enthusiasm and drive.

    Sage worked searches throughout the state of California, the last only a month before she died from Lymphoma. She was an exceptional search dog and a great friend.

  • Schoggi

    Schoggi, named after the Swiss word for chocolate, was an incredible search dog with unrelenting drive. He would range ridiculously far but always kept track of my bell and came back to a whistle recall. We went on many searches and had success, comforting families with the find.

    He was the sweetest and nicest dog, never in a dustup and a great partner, and brother to his sister Scout, missed everyday, loved and memories forever.  What a partner….

  • Scout

    Scout was a smart, athletic dog with boundless energy and a great nose. She was deployed on scores of searches throughout California for CARDA and Marin County SAR.  And she did it all for a game of fetch. She trusted me and I trusted her – a bond that we never broke.  She hiked over a mile two weeks before she died at sixteen – which we attribute to her joie d’vivre and incredible drive.

    Scout was my one and only SAR partner.  She is sorely missed and will never be forgotten.




  • Shasta

    Shasta’s most exciting search would have to have been finding a man buired 10 feet deep in September of 1993. This was Shasta’s first real find. We both learned so much from that search and I never doubted her again. She was my first search dog and my best teacher.

  • Shawnee

    Shawnee searched in Alaska, Arizona and California. Shawnee loved to search. His most memorable searches were in Ketchikan Alaska, the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake and the Twenty-nine Palms military search. Shawnee was known to thousands of kids by participating in numerous Hug-A-Tree presentations. Shawnee also participated in several demonstrations and safety fairs.