Meet Our Dogs
The use of search and rescue dogs is a valuable component in wilderness tracking and in locating missing people. Dedicated handlers and well-trained dogs are an integral part of the TRSAR squad.
Chill is a five year old purebred Australian Shepherd—blue merle and white in color. Chill’s specialty is motivation and speed. He loves dragging his handler under three foot high scrub and manzanita. By the way, his handler is 6’3″, and often gets left behind!
Echo is a three year old Aussie mix who has been working with the team for about two years. She started out as track/trail, but recently has been working in area search. Margaret is considering working her on cadaver as well—which would make her TRSAR’s first HRD dog.
Lewis is an eleven year old Labrador/Queensland mix—yellow with red highlights. Lewis’ specialty is the refind/recall method. He is known for barking when he finds his subject, and for arguing loudly with his handler when he doesn’t approve of what is going on.
Ringo is a six year old Aussie/Hound mix—possibly Catahula. He is blue merle and white, and is the tallest of all our dogs. Ringo’s specialty is his smarts. He is so smart his handler often asks him if he knows ‘what the heck’ is going on.
Breeders often comment that Toulouse is possibly a purebred Bluetick Coonhound, but we aren’t certain since he came from the Payson Humane Society. He is six years old—bluetick in color. Toulouse’s specialty is his clearing ability and his superior nose. He is the noisiest dog on the team and will sing on command—or without command!
Please consider a donation to support the efforts of TRSAR. We volunteer our time, skills, and personal equipment. Rescue equipment, medical equipment, and specialized training take significant amounts of our annual budget. We are not publicly funded and rely on the generosity of our community.