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
Team Film by Lucia Reeck
Through the Years - 10 Year Anniversary
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”.