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.
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
Aspen 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.