MEET OUR CANINE SEARCH SPECIALISTS

Melissa Burns and K9s Ryker and Royal

Handler Burns has been involved in USAR since 2018. Handler Burns first began in USAR with her partner, LF K9 Caia. The team passed their first FEMA/SUSAR LF-FSA in 2020 and unfortunately, in 2021, K9 Caia passed away.

 

Handler Burns was then paired with K9 Ryker from Category 5 K9 in Texas and the team are in training for LF USAR.

In 2018, K9 Royal joined Handler Burns and began training for Human Remains Detection. K9 Royal enjoys a game of tug and playing ball.

K9 Royal is HRD-FSA (Type II) certified. Recertification 2024.

Handler Burns holds her Canine Search Specialist (CSS) FEMA USAR certification, NSAR SARTECH II certification, as well as her FEMA/NIMS ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-500, ICS-700, and ICS-800 certifications.

Katelyn Croteau and K9s Rebel, Mayhem, and Chaos

Handler Croteau and K9 Rebel first began as a wilderness search and rescue team in 2012.  The team eventually transitioned into USAR and passed their first FEMA/SUSAR LF-CE in 2014.

 

K9 Rebel is LF-CE (Type I) certified. Recertification 2024. 

In 2018, K9 Mayhem joined Handler Croteau's pack. K9 Mayhem is a Golden Retriever that enjoys playing ball, meeting new people, and eating. 

 

K9 Mayhem is HRD-CE (Type I) certified. Recertification 2023. 

In 2021, K9 Chaos joined Handler Croteau's pack. K9 Chaos will hopefully follow K9 Rebel's footsteps as a LF USAR canine and will take over her work when she retires. 

Handler Croteau holds her Canine Search Specialist (CSS) FEMA USAR certification, NSAR SARTECH II certification, as well as her FEMA/NIMS ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-500, ICS-700, and ICS-800 certifications.

 

Handler Croteau serves on the Board of Directors as the Canine Coordinator of MNK9SS.

Mark Falk and K9 Kinsey 

Handler Falk and K9 Kinsey first began as a wilderness search and rescue team in 2013. The team eventually transitioned into USAR and passed their first FEMA/SUSAR HR-FSA in 2018. K9 Kinsey enjoys playing ball and a good game of keep-a-way.

K9 Kinsey is HRD-FSA (Type II) certified. Recertification 2022. 

Handler Falk holds his Canine Search Specialist (CSS) FEMA USAR certification, NSAR SARTECH II certification, as well as his FEMA/NIMS ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-500, ICS-700, and ICS-800 certifications.

 

Peggy Frye and K9 Shobi 

Handler Frye and K9 Shobi are new members to Minnesota K9 Search Specialists! Please check back for more updates on the team as they journey towards USAR certification!

 

Sophia Holland and K9 Freya

Handler Holland and K9 Freya are new members to Minnesota K9 Search Specialists! Please check back for more updates on the team as they journey towards USAR certification!

Maggie Hunt and K9 Guinness

 

Kelly Jahnke and K9 Luke

Handler Hunt and K9 Guinness are new members to Minnesota K9 Search Specialists! Please check back for more updates on the team as they journey towards USAR certification!

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