Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue Team


“Rory” Robert the Bruce is a 13 year old Border Collie that is certified in Humans Remains Detection on land and water and also Area search. K-9 Rory has deployed over 100 times in missions in Florida with much success. K-9 Rory will retire December 15, 2013.


“Kaleb” Duck River’s K-9 Kaleb to the Rescue is a 8 month old Labrador Retreiver currently training in becoming a Human Remains Detection Dog. Kaleb has pass his CGC and his Obedience Proficiency test by the age of 6 months. Kaleb show great promise in search work.


“Ana” El Divo’s Roxana is a 3 year old black and red German Shepherd. Ana has achieved her CGC, ATT, Obedience Proficiency Test, certified in Area search and continues training on her Human Remains certification.


K9 Chason came to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office and Handler Deputy Chris Perz in March of2008 from Budapest, Hungary. He was a replacement dog for my first K9 who had to be put down due to cancer at the young age of eight years old. At the time he arrived, Chason was only 10 […]

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Niko Bardawulf Gechwindigkeit is a 2 year Old Male Sable German Shepherd dog. Niko started with Sarasota K-9 Search and Rescue Team when he was just 8 weeks old. He is currently certified in two disciplines, Wilderness Search and Rescue and Human Remains Detection (HRD). Niko loves to retrieve toys especially balls. He likes to […]


A nice gentleman walked into the Sarasota Sheriff’s Animal Services on March 2012 with a bundle of black fuzz and said, “I found this puppy a couple of weeks ago but I work too much to keep him”. As soon as I saw him I fell in love. I had always wanted a Bernese Mountain […]