Meet the Team

“It’s a big commitment but very worthwhile especially when you know you saved a life.”

Pam, Search Dog Handler

The Team Search Dogs and Handlers

Some of our team Operational and Training Supports

Our Retired Team Search Dogs

Retired Search Dog Oppo (Handler Bug)
In his 8 years of operational service Search Dog Oppo attended over 250 Callouts with his volunteer handler Bug and has a number of operational finds to his credit. Searching is a way of life for him and even in retirement he doesn’t seem to have an off switch regularly finding unsuspecting members of the public in the hope of getting his favourite toy. In typical Springer Spaniel style, he was always happiest when searching in muddy, boggy, or steep terrain, and his fearless, determined style earned him a few battle scars along the way. He is affectionately known as the lovable loon.

Retired Search Dog Zak (Handler Kev)
11 years as an operational search dog, the incredible Search Dog Zak with his volunteer handler Kev, saved many lives. Trainee dog handlers and search and rescue (SAR) volunteers have learnt a great deal from watching Zak work. He leaves behind a huge SAR legacy across the country.

Retired Search Dog Kai (Handler Pam)
Kai served as an operational dog with us on many deployments over a period of 8 years. He saved the life of a gentleman in the New Forest a few years before retirement and assisted with bringing many more people home. Kai had an extremely strong mind and was the first Lowland Rescue Search Dog to be winched during Coastguard helicopter training. Sometimes known as ‘Nut Job’ he searched alongside handler Pam and also stepped up to become the only dual handled dog on our team.

Retired Search Dog Milo (Handler Joe)
Retired Search Dog Milo gave an incredible 9 years to searching. Joe was the youngest ever Lowland Rescue operational Dog Handler at the time of qualifying. In that time Milo saved many lives. Milo and Joe selflessly gave hundreds of hours to helping find vulnerable, missing people. Now retired, Milo lives at home in Hampshire with Joe and family.