Rick is currently partnered with Scout. Scout is a black flat-coat retriever and is trained in live search air scenting. Rick and Scout have obtained their SAR Tech II NASAR certification and are members of the Louisiana Task Force 3 USAR Team.
Rick’s previous partner was Tracker. Tracker received the 2008 Louisiana Veterinarian Medical Association Pet of the Year Award after finding two kidnapped children in a wooded area in only 15 minutes after numerous agencies spent several hours searching. Tracker spent several years enjoying his retirement before passing away in March of 2018.