A certificate of recognition from RCMP
A certificate of recognition from Fraser Regional Correctional Centre
A letter of recognition from British Columbia provincial Governament
A letter of recognition from Cass County Sheriffs Office
Hi Tony and Katie,
I hope you are all doing well. I'm sending you some pictures of Hero. We have been busy over the past 2 years training for all sorts of Search and Rescue stuff. We are now officially validated for Avalanche Rescue through CARDA (Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association), Area Search, through CARDA and BC Search Dog Association, (we are members of PEP -Provincial Emergency Program). We are also members of our own group here in Revelstoke called Canadian Canine Search and Rescue. We are working on our tracking profile, which is going well and should be ready to certify next spring. I am also proud to say that we will be working as a Search and Rescue Dog team representing CARDA at the Olympics in Whistler next February!
We are also certified for HETS (Helicopter External Transport System) for quicker insertion to avalanche scenes. There is a picture showing this. We have been on many planes, helicopters, snowcats, snowmobiles and basically anything else that moves! It's been a lot of fun so far, I love this dog, he is truly amazing! He will do anything I ask him to do (except be quiet sometimes ........ he just gets so excited). Hero is an amazing creature. He is powerful, energetic, intelligent, and has friendly disposition. He can be trusted with any person or child. His nose and drive are incredible .... he moves fast and with purpose. And he loves to play.
Thanks for setting me up with the most amazing dog I have ever known! Hope you enjoy these pictures.
Please call if you ever find yourselves in Revelstoke!