The K9 Search and Rescue Unit is a new search dog team that will be serving CCVSAR and the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office. We have one handler and one dog fully mission qualified and certified by the National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA), and we want to expand the K9 unit further.

It takes thousands of hours and around $10,000 to purchase, care for, equip, and train each new search dog. Donations are needed, please consider supporting our search dogs.

Search dogs are a valuable resource in searches for lost and missing persons. Handlers must be dedicated and highly skilled. Likewise, their dogs must be hard-working and well-trained.

K9 Aspen, CGCA, CGCU 

Matt_AspenAspen is a Yellow Labrador Retriever training for Wilderness Air-Scent.  Her handler, Matt Kozma, has been a SAR volunteer since 1997.  Matt is the CCVSAR Vice President, K9 Unit Leader, and is also Ground SAR and Mountain Rescue qualified.