"...offering financial assistance to purchase or train a replacement
dog to Search and Rescue Dog handlers who have lost their SAR
dogs through illness, accident or natural causes".  To visit their
website and learn more about how to donate to this worthy cause,
click on the banner above.
A very, very special "THANK YOU" goes out to "The Search and Rescue Dog
Foundation"
of Barrington, New Jersey. The Foundation offers monetary grants
to handlers whose SAR dogs are retiring, injured, or otherwise can no longer
perform their duties as a Search & Rescue dog and are needing to purchase
another dog. Lorrie Clemmo was able to purchase her new puppy through the most
gracious monetary grant from The Foundation. The Search and Rescue Dog
Foundation is a non-profit organization, therefore; any contributions are tax
deductable. "ANY" donation would be graciously and thankfully accepted.

Anyone wishing to donate (
click here) to this very worthy cause, please contact:
The Search and Rescue Dog Foundation
114 Moore Ave
Barrington, NJ 08007
Lorrie Clemmo, with a monetary grant from The Search and
Rescue Dog Foundation, has purchased her next SAR prospect.  
She has purchased a black merle with saddle pattern German
Coolie pup.  His registered name is Yata hae Huckleberry Finn -
"Huck" for short.
Huck will be the first Texas bred German Coolie to be a member of the Search
and Rescue team, with Lorrie. Lorrie's courageous SAR dog Blitz will be
retiring soon and Lorrie is hoping Huck will take his place among the ranks of
SAR team dogs.

Lorrie Clemmo has been actively involved in Canine Search & Rescue (K9 SAR)
for over 15 years, and has trained and handled trailing dogs, wilderness
airscent dogs, urban search & rescue dogs, and cadaver dogs. Her K9 SAR
career started with tracking and trailing dogs, utilizing both Bloodhounds and
Bloodhound crosses. One of her original Bloodhounds was donated to the NJ Dept
of the Corrections and went on to work many successful criminal trails. Her
first airscent dog, "Claire" a Border Collie, went on to record multiple live and
cadaver finds in the wilderness and at disaster searches. Her current airscent
dog, "Blitz", also a Border Collie, is a FEMA certified Urban Search & Rescue
(USAR) Dog with New Jersey Task Force One (NJ-TF1). NJ-TF1 is a specialty
team under the NJ State Police OEM trained to respond to man made and
natural disasters. Lorrie and Blitz were deployed to the World Trade Center
(WTC) on 09/11/01 making multiple recovery finds. Claire and Lorrie
deployed afterwards to Freshkill Landfill in Staten Island. Recognizing the
need for cadaver specialty canines, Lorrie currently certified, "Max", her Black
Lab, exclusively in human remains detection. Max is one of two NJ state
certified recovery canines.

Lorrie spent many years with Northeast Search & Rescue of Stroudsburg, PA
serving as their canine coordinator for 6 years, helping to train wilderness
airscent and cadaver dogs. She has responded to over 200 wilderness searches,
and several major disasters including hurricanes Opal & Floyd, the WTC, and
Freshkill Landfill rescue and recovery operations. She has also co-authored 3
Search & Rescue training programs (videos and manuals) that are sold world
wide through the National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR).

Lorrie is currently a Canine Search Specialist and the Canine Coordinator with
NJ-TF1, working K9's "Blitz" and "Max". She also just recently obtained
evaluator status for SUSAR (State Urban Search & Rescue Teams).

NJ-TF1 earned induction into the Animal Hall of Fame for their unselfish and
courageous efforts during their search and rescue efforts during the WTC
disaster. These animals fearlessly searched through burned debris, ignoring
burnt paws, cuts and other obstacles to look for survivors and victims.
We are thrilled that Lorrie has chosen this outstanding
puppy from our Working Stud to continue her
important work.
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