Bret and Halo


Bret is currently a level 2 K-9 handler with the Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs and has been involved since January 2010. Bret's K-9 partner is a Black Labrador Retriever named Halo. Bret is currently certified in the following; NASAR Sartech lll & NASAR Sartech ll-June 2011,C.E.R.T. Certified 2009.

 

Courtney and Oak


Courtney and Oak have been with Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs since December 2010 and became a certified Level II team in September 2012 and certified Level III Human Remains Detection (HRD) in September 2013. Oak is an almost 5 year old labradoodle, and has endless energy so search and rescue is the perfect fit for her. Courtney is a registered nurse at Primary Children's Medical Center and is a certified NASAR Sartech ll. 


Dee and Pastis, Rhum, Coke


Dee and Pastis joined RMRD in March 2006 and became members in January 2007. Pastis is a Catahoula Leopard born June 2005.  We started SAR because a working dog needs a job and this job is a public service that benefits the missing and our community. For me it is the fascination of learning about scent and dogs in a field that is as broad as any University degree.  I started two new pups Rhum and Coke in January 2016.  Both are Catahoula/ Majestic Hound mix from a working ranch bred for work.

Certifications: 

  RMRD:
   Level III area
   HRD (cadaver, open water, evidence)
   Avalanche 

Tactical Tracking Teams:
   Trailing

NASAR:
   Avalanche
   Level II Area Searching
   Level III Tracking
   HRD
   Sartech II

Tri-State:    
   Shoreline HRD


 Trust the dog!!!

Frank and Haley and Zeus


Frank has been with the Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs since May 2009.


Current Certifications;
Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs (RMRD) Wilderness/Area Level 2 Certification (testing standard; 160 acres, 1 subject, 3 hours) Zeus (GSD)
Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs (RMRD) Wilderness/Area Level 2 Certification (testing standard; 250 acres, 2 subject2, 5 hours) Haley (Blue Heeler)
National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) Sartech ll certification


Jan and Scout


Jan and Scout became members of Rocky Mountain in October of 2008 and are a RMRD Level III team. Scout is a 9 year old golden retriever and has a special talent for avalanche work, but she loves anything that she and her handler do together - especially backpacking, hiking, snowshoeing and running. They have attended K-9 training seminars in HRD - Land, HRD - Water, Area/Air Scent, and Trailing/Tracking in California, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and Utah from Tactical Tracker Teams, Georgia K-9 National Training Center, NSDA, United States Mantrailing Association, Canine Training Academy, and NAPWDA. They are certified in the following areas:
RMRD (Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs) Area/Airscent Level 3 (250 acres, 2 subjects, 5 hrs)
RMRD Avalanche
RMRD HRD/Cadaver (20 acre, one large source, 1 hour)
RMRD HRD/Evidence (4 one acre areas with small source that is buried, elevated, surface and a blank area)
RMRD HRD/water (shoreline and boat)
NASAR SARTECH III 
NASAR SARTECH II 
NASAR SARTECH II Evaluator 
NASAR Canine SARTECH II, Area Search Dog Non-Discriminating 
NASAR Canine SARTECH III, Area Search Dog Non-Discriminating
NASAR Canine SARTECH III, Trailing Search Dog 
NASAR Canine Human Remains Detection – Land Type Other (Non-Disaster Operations) 
NASAR Canine Avalanche Responder 
NASAR Canine Avalanche Responder Lead Evaluator 
NASAR Canine SARTECH II Area Search Evaluator
NASAR Canine SARTECH III Trailing Evaluator
NASAR Canine Human Remains Detection – Land Type Other Evaluator
TTT Level I-Basic Trailing Discipline 
TTT/Georgia K-9 NTC Level II-Intermediate Trailing Discipline 
Tri-State Cadaver I 
Tri-State Water Shoreline 
Objective First Tactical K-9 Human Remains Detection (Land)
AKC Canine Good Citizen 

Kacy and Uintah


Kacy and Uintah joined Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs in 2006 and were certified as a Level III team in April 2011 and then as an HRD Specialized team in August 2013. Uintah is a 9 year old Golden Retriever who lives to search.Uintah absolutely loves people, especially kids.There is no greater reward for her than to come to the end of a trail and find someone waiting there for her. Her specialty is wilderness and article searches, but she also enjoys water recovery, disaster searches, building searches, avalanche, HRD and tracking. In October 2009, Uintah located a missing person in West Wendover, aiding the West Wendover Police Department and the Elko County Sheriff's Office. Kacy manages Avenues Pet Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah. Fide Canem!

Karen and Sophie


Sophie is a Border Collie Labrador mix adopted from a dog rescue organization in June of 2011. She and Karen obtained their level 2 wilderness air scenting certification with RMRD in fall of 2012 and her level 1 air scenting certification shortly there-after. Karen and Sophie have attended air scenting, trailing and/or human remains detection seminars in Idaho (NAPWDA), Wyoming (Kocher method), Colorado (NAPWDA) and Arizona (NASDN) and a NASAR affiliated HRD seminar recently held here in Provo, Utah. Karen is an RN, and currently works in mental health research at the University of Utah.
Current Certifications;
Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs (RMRD) Wilderness/Area Level 2 Certification (testing standard; 160 acres, 1 subject, 3 hours)
Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs (RMRD) human remains detection certification (testing standard; 20 acres, large source, 1 hour)
Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs (RMRD) human remains evidence detection certification (testing standard; 4 - 1 acre areas, buried,elevated,ground, blank areas 1/2 hour time limit in each station)
National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) Sartech ll certification
National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) level 2 wilderness/area certification 
National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) human remains detection certification 

Marie and Guinness, Batman & Coke


Marie became a certified K9 SAR handler in 2006 with her first dog Kahlua. In 2008 she found her new partner Guinness, a male "Blab" (Bloodhound-Lab) from Mississippi, who she started training at the age of 8 weeks. From the start it was obvious that Guinness was a natural tracker and a great dog. In 2013 Marie started training a second "blab" puppy named Batman. Just like Guinness he is honest and hard working. In 2016 she added Coke to her family. He is also a hound mix and started on trailing and cadaver at 8 weeks. He works like a hound and has great drive. 
Marie is certified with National Association for Search and Rescue (NASAR) as a SARTECH II and is also a NASAR Sartech II evaluator. Marie and her dogs attend 4-5 seminars per year. Their special interest is trailing but all other disciplines are important. They train on an average 10-15 hours a week, mostly distraction trails that have aged a day or two. They train trailing in urban environments and highly contaminated areas, to prepare for any situations where a great trailing dog can make a difference. 
Current Certifications with Guinness
RMRD (Rocky Mountain Rescue Dogs) Area/Airscent Level 1 (250 acres, 2 subjects, 5 hrs)
RMRD Trailing 
RMRD Urban Trailing
RMRD HRD/Cadaver (20 acre, one large source, 1 hour)
RMRD HRD/Evidence (4 one acre areas with small source that is buried, elevated, surface and a blank area)
RMRD HRD/water (shoreline and boat)
NASAR HRD (type other)
NASAR AREA 2
Tri-state Trailing 1
Tri-state HRD water (shoreline)
Tri-state Cadaver
TTT (Tactical Tracker Teams) Trailing 1
Objective First Tactical K9 Standards, HRD

Current Certifications with Batman:
RMRD Area/Airscent Level 2 (160 acres, 1 subject, 3 hours)
RMRD Urban Trailing
Tri-state Urban Trailing
Tri-state Trailing 1
Tri-state HRD water (shoreline)
CTA (Canine Training Academy, John Luthenberg) Level 1 Trailing
Objective First Tactical K9 Standards, HRD
INBTI (The InterNational Bloodhound Training Institute) Trailing
NASAR AREA 3

Mike and Josie


Mike and Josie have been with RMRD for 3 years and are currently a Level 3 team.Josie is a three year old Borador (Boarder collie Lab Mix), she enjoys being out looking for people, and their lost toys.She has recovered lost GPS units and other articles.A Montana native Mike grew up on the mountains in and around Yellowstone.Doing search and rescue is a shameless excuse to play in the outdoors while helping to give to those who find themselves in some unfortunate circumstances.

Wendy and Tyke


Wendy and Tyke are a Level 2 Operational Certified Team. Nasar Sartech II certified.