Rick, until recently, was partnered with Tracker. Tracker received the 2008 Louisiana Veterinarian Medical Association Pet of the Year Award after finding two kidnapped children in only 15 minutes. Tracker is now enjoying his retirement and Rick has a new partner in Scout. Scout is a black flat-coat retriever and is trained in air scenting.
Rick and Scout recently obtained their SAR Tech II NASAR certification.
Rick and Scout are members of Louisiana Task Force 3 USAR Team.