2008

December 2008
Sara and Border Collie Pete are Mission Ready! Congratulations!

November 2008
Congratulations to Sara Maryfield and Border Collie partner Pete, who have not only passed their Wilderness Cert test, but also passed Clear Building this month. The team is well on their way to full certification soon!
Welcome to Paul Huebner, who joined MARK9 as a FAS team member this month.

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October 2008
Congratulations to Jerry Seever and his second partner, Aussie Shepherd Gypsy, who fully certified this month!

September 2008
This month, Disney and Dr. Elba Garcia, Mayor Pro Tem of Dallas, honored the MARK9 search dogs for 'everyday heroism.'
Members of MARK9 deployed with Texas Task Force 2 as support and rescue/recovery personnel for Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike.
Congratulations Jerry and Gypsy, who have passed both the Wilderness and Clear Building cert tests and are on their way to full certification soon! Great job, J&G!

August 2008
Members of MARK9 deployed with Texas Task Force 2 as part of the pre-emptive rescue/recovery resource for Hurricane Gustav.

July 2008
Members of MARK9 deployed with Texas Task Force 2 as part of the rescue/recovery effort for Hurricane Dolly.
Susannah Charleson's article, "At the Edge of Known Things", about the integrated process of flying, writing, and working canine search, appears this month in the new literary magazine Mayborn: Where Stories Come Alive.

June 2008
MARK9 dogs and handlers celebrated all things safety at this year's Plano Police Department Vacation Safety School.