Eric & Jake The Search Dog
From stray to search dog, Jake's energy and demeanor made him a great candidate to be a search and rescue dog.
"Jake is able to safely and quickly search the places that I can’t, and that can mean everything for a survivor"
Their first deployment together took place January 2018 in Montecito, CA, where a deadly mudslide had devastated the beachside town. For just over a week, Jake, Eric and 17 other SDF-trained Search Teams slogged through the mud and debris searching for survivors.
“Jake is able to safely and quickly search the places that I can’t, and that can mean everything for a survivor,” said Eric.
Once a stray, this sweet honest, goofy, and loveable dog is now a vital part of search and rescue.
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