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Our partners who have retired to the big house:
Atlas was our very first search and rescue canine. He was a black lab trained in air scenting live search.
Yarbo was a German Shepard trained in HRD. He has the notable credit of making the team’s first HRD recovery.
Belle was a bloodhound trained in the trailing discipline.
Kagnee was a bloodhound trained in trailing.
Kody was Ranger’s brother. He was a yellow lab trained in HRD.
Wendy was a yellow lab trained in air scenting.
Ranger was one of the original canines on our team. He was a yellow lab trained in HRD. Ranger worked close to 2,000 missions over the coarse of a distinguished career that spanned over a decade. He logged 50 recoveries including dozens in the Hurricane Katrina aftermath in 2005 which earned him the AKC Search and Rescue Dog of the Year Award. He and his handler, Kerry W. Foster, traveled to hundreds of locations across the country, including the civil war battlefield in Gettysburg, Va. Ranger passed away on December 13, 2013 after a brief illness. He was 14 years old. His service and dedication to our team, the Shreveport Fire Department, and all those families whom he brought closure to will not be forgotten.
Ginny, also known by some as Bayou Ginny, was a bloodhound trained in trailing. In 2009, she was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Barksdale Air Force Base’s Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol and earned a certification from the U.S. Mantrailing Association.