K9 Memorials

  • 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.

  • Skylar

    Skylar was a hardworking, dedicated search dog. During his career Skylar was a member of CARDA, San Diego County SAR K9 unit, FEMA’s San Diego County USAR Task Force and Butte County Sheriffs SAR team. In the field, he was best known for his graceful and fluid gait and his ability to cover large areas quickly and efficiently. At home, friends best remember his silent approach from behind to lay his head over their shoulder for a warm nuzzle and a gentle kiss.

    His life touched many people and those who met him will always remember a kind, gentle Doberman that loved people. Though “just a dog” he was so much more to me. In terms maybe only other dog handlers can understand (and particularly Dobie owners), he taught me loyalty, fearlessness in the face of adversity, and unrelenting determination to the task at hand. Even with the amputation of his rear leg to cancer, Skylar was back up on three legs the day after surgery, eager to get back to work.

    I say goodbye to a dear friend: You will be sorely missed, always loved, and never forgotten.