Pueblo Sheriff’s Office rescues dog

elaine | November 16, 2010

Pueblo Sheriff’s Office workers rescued a dog Friday morning that had fallen into a ravine near the Pueblo Reservoir.
The dog, a Springer Spaniel, was training with its master when it fell off an 80 foot cliff. The dog was not injured but it was too dark to retrieve it. Friday morning officers rappelled down the [...]

Giving the working dogs their due on Labor Day

elaine | September 6, 2010

Labor Day is a time for rest and relaxation for many of us, a time we take a break from a hard day’s work, but it is not just people that work.  Dogs are increasingly joing the workforce, being trained in jobs that can not only make our lives better, but they can also save our [...]

Dogs stuck in gold mine are out and back home

elaine | April 15, 2010

     
       Two dogs that were trapped in a gold mine shaft near Cripple Cripple have gotten out and animal control took them home.
Yesterday rescuers were trying to coax the dogs out of a Cripple Creek and Victor Gold Mine with   food, treats and water. It didn’t work.
      Sheriff’s spokesman Deputy Mikel Baker said officials couldn’t go [...]

Updates from the search and rescue teams in Haiti

elaine | January 20, 2010

Yesterday I posted some pretty cool news about the canine search and rescue crews in Haiti. 
The searches have not all had happy endings however, with the days come fewer survivors and more dissapointments.  “Hunter has searched hard today, last building lots of dead,” Monahan texted yesterday.  “Stepping over bodies, crawling as far as forty feet [...]

Search and rescue dog team saves lives in Haiti

elaine | January 19, 2010

One of the search and rescue teams highlighted in a Dog Blog post last week has located three girls trapped alive in the rubble of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. According to an AP Report,  Bill Monahan and his Border Collie, “Hunter”, were searching a neighborhood near the Presidential Palace, concentrating on a large bowl-shaped area of [...]

US search and rescue dogs to deploy to Haiti

elaine | January 14, 2010

        
The Haitian government has requested help from the U.S. since the devastating earthquake Tuesday.    Now some ofthe most elite search and rescue teams in the country are preparing to deploy.  Of course a lot of search and rescue dogs will be part of the deployment. 
That means the National Search Dog Foundation is now in action mode.   “Our [...]