Remington — Search and Rescue

Location: Montgomery, Texas

K9 Remington is more than just a retired search and rescue K9; he is a cancer fighter and survivor, an advocate for dogs to be in the fire service, and for retired K9s. Remi was nationally Certified in Human Remains Detection, and worked many cases across the US with Special K9s SAR. Remi has spent his entire life fighting for those who could not fight by assisting Law Enforcement in locating remains or evidence. His deployments range from missing people, cold cases, and Hurricane Harvey. When not on searches, he was at the New Caney Fire Department and later with Navasota Fire Department. He was a constant figure at public relations events, allowing people to learn about search and rescue, as well as fire safety. He brought comfort to firefighters after long shifts and rough calls. On June 19, 2019, Remi was medically retired after unexplained lameness. He was diagnosed with a Puerperal Nerve Sheath Tumor. Due to financial burden, and low chances of quality of life, euthanasia was advised. That’s when Jason Johnson, of Project K9 Hero, stepped in. He stated, “You let me worry about the money. Your job is to give Remi the fight he deserves.” Doctors with TAMU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital were able to save his life. All vet bills were paid by PK9H Donors. He still has cancer and is now a tripod, but he continues to live his life representing Project K9 Hero at events to raise awareness and funding for other retired K9s. Remi is more than a search dog; he is a HERO!

Round 3 of voting for the 2020 Hero Dog Awards is now closed. Stay tuned for the announcement on Hallmark Channel in October.

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