One of the best parts of being a canine massage provider is the opportunity to work with great dog groups in the community. Larimer County SARDOC – Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado – is one such group, and CMR is delighted to donate massage services to these wonderful canines each month. And in addition to providing massage services, in 2008 Jill completed Search and Rescue base training herself. She and her wonder boy Skid are an operational Search and Rescue dog team, and have worked on many searches!
SAR dogs and their trainers undergo at least two years of rigorous training before they are certified and become operational. In addition to their training to find people lost in the wilderness, these dogs are also trained to search bodies of water for drowning victims, search avalanche debris for buried victims, search for evidence, and search for trapped victims in disaster situations. We’re fortunate to have these dogs and their handlers looking out for us!
“As a handler of an older dog, my ten year old Lab, Bear, I have especially appreciated Jill’s efforts. I truly believe that Bear’s working life as a search dog has been extended because he has been helped by Jill. Jill’s healing touch and deep caring make each of her visits special to us.”
Dan Fanning, Northern Area Director, Seach and Rescue Dogs of Colorado
Two Great Things You Can Do to Support SARDOC!
>> Make a donation! Contact SARDOC at:
Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado
P.O. Box 1036
Fort Collins, CO 80522
>> Volunteer to be “lost and found”! We’re always looking for volunteer subjects to help us during training sessions with the dogs. It’s a great way to get outdoors and to help these fantastic dogs sharpen their finding skills! Email Jill for more information.