Michigan Search and Rescue Videos

AKC 2019 Ace Award Winner for Search and Rescue - JOEPET

Handler - Cris Bean - Eaton Rapids MI

Certified Level One FEMA - Live find disaster specialist - QUEST

Handler - Rayanne Chamberlain - Breeder Diane Linstrom SolStorm Dobermans Kentucky

Spring Camp News Story

Newago Camp Henry Spring Camp

11 Years - A beautiful thing

Pictures going back 11 Years of this team

Music from Grace Vanderwaal

Team Film by Nathan Landick

One Team

Team Film by Lucia Reeck

Through the Years - 10 Year Anniversary

Cadillac Search

August 21 2019

Family from successful live find search meets the team and the dogs at our training camp

Team meets family we had the priviledge to serve

Use of drones in search


Teams very first rappelling practice

Rappelling July 2012. You'll see mothers, grandmothers, daughters, state and federal employed, unemployed, students, self employed, retired, retail, fast food. Doing it first themselfs then with the dogs.

Music by Orianthi Penny Panagaris

Fall Camp Newaygo News Article"

WLNS Rapelling News Article"



This article is reprinted here with permission of the author:

“Just a dog”

By Richard Biby

             People have said to me from time to time things like “lighten up, it’s just a dog” or “that’s a lot of money for just a dog”.  They say to me they don’t understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog”.  Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog”.  Many hours have passed and the only company I had was “just a dog” but I did not once feel slighted.  Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog”, and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day. 

             For those of you who do not understand the whys and wherefores of “just a dog”, then you will probably understand phases like “just a friend”, “just a sunrise”, or “just a promise”.  “Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.  “Just a dog” brings out in me the compassion and patience that make me a better person.  Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.  So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.  “Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day. 

 I hope that someday they can understand that it’s not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being just a man.  So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog”, just smile, because they - - -“just don’t understand”.

Just a thought,

Richard Biby