You only have to own a dog to know the pain of losing one.

Our partners at Land SAR Search Dogs come along and make a huge impact on our lives, the lives of our family and all the people they search for in their capacity as search dogs. Most of our dogs can have an operational life span of 8-10 years and in that time spend countless hours training and working with their handlers. The bond between handler and dog is an integral part to a successful team and of course this makes it all the harder when they go.

Below are some of the profiles of both wilderness and avalanche dogs that have retired or passed away. Rest easy.