Chara

Guide / Hearing

Chara was originally trained as a signal service dog. However due to a work accident in 2008, her handler developed a neurological condition known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy type II with Dystonia after a fractured hand. Due to the bond between handler and dog, Chara has trained herself to detect impending myoclonic dystonic attacks (15-45 […]

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Dax

Law Enforcement

I, Officer Chris Alberini work with my K9, Dax, He saved me from being shot when he climbed into an attic where a suspect was hiding with a shotgun. If Dax hadn’t been there, I’d be dead. On July 2, 2013 I was called to assist in the search for the suspect, who had a […]

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Rambo

Military

Sgt. Rambo served in the Marine Corps from January 6, 2011 to April 11, 2012 as an explosive detection MWD based out of MCCS Cherry Point, N.C. While on active duty, Rambo conducted 994 hours of training, and 622 missions on base and in his local community. Rambo was medically retired due to a left […]

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Glory

Law Enforcement / Arson

Glory is a certified accelerant detection canine. She is trained to sniff out minute traces of hydrocarbon based accelerants which helps combat the growing problem of intentionally set fires. While the team does the majority of their work around their home base in Beloit, Wisconsin, it’s not uncommon for them to be called to investigate […]

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Susie

Therapy

In 2008, I was mauled by an abused dog. Because of the attack, I suffered a miscarriage and will never be able to have children. In 2009, a pit-bull-mix puppy licked the face of her owner’s child. For her “crime,” her owner beat her so severely that he knocked teeth out and broke her jaw. […]

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Chaney

Military

Chaney is an eight-year-old lab who retired from the Marines in 2013 after multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as an IED detection dog. While deployed, Chaney not only saved countless lives by locating IEDs out in front he also served as a great morale booster for everyone in his squad. Since retiring, Sgt. Chaney […]

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JJ Krawczyk

Service

From shelter to saving a little girls life; everyday…even in the operating room! Yep..that’s me. My name is JJ. I was dropped off at a shelter when I was a few weeks old. Rescued by Eyes Ears Nose & Paws who trained me. I hit the lottery because I was paired with KK, a little […]

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Kai

Law Enforcement / Arson

K-9 Kai is a shelter rescue success story. Kai is a six year old female black Labrador retriever, an Accelerant Detection Canine with the San Antonio Fire Department and my partner of four years. Kai’s story began when she was picked up off the streets by animal control and forfeited by her original owners. Fate […]

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Xxon

Guide / Hearing

“Because of Xxon, I’m part of society again. He’s my hero every day, and I can’t imagine life without him.”?Fidelco Guide Dog “Xxon” is more than a guide to retired Air Force SSgt Michael Malarsie. He’s his new wingman in life. ?On January 3, 2010 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Malarsie was blinded and severely wounded by […]

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Bretagne

Search and Rescue

Over her long career, Bretagne has made a significant contribution to the Search & Rescue community not only through her many deployments including 9/11 World Trade Center – 2001, Olympic Winter Games – 2001, and Hurricane Rita – 2005, but through her talents as an ambassador of Search and Rescue Dogs. A teammate wrote this […]

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Kota

Law Enforcement

On January 3, 2014, Kota responded to a burglary in progress call to assist officers in searching a house. K9 Kota located a suspect hiding in the upstairs crawl space and was in the process of detaining the susepct when the ceiling gave way and Kota fell approximately 8 feet to the hardwood floor below. […]

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Xena the Warrior Puppy

Emerging Hero

Life began horribly for our dog now widely known and adored as Xena the Warrior Puppy. In September 2012, Xena, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was close to death when she was brought to the DeKalb County Animal Services’ shelter in Georgia. Her nose was scabbed over, she was emaciated, dehydrated and given just 1% chance […]

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