From Search & Rescue to Explosive Detective

Corvin grew up in the Santa Ynez Valley, where he was surrendered in April by his original family, who had relocated to an apartment that, sadly, did not allow large dogs. After arriving at the Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society, we noticed his energy and drive – both excellent Search Dog qualities! We contacted the National Search Dog Rescue Foundation and told them we had a dog they needed to meet. A few days later they came and picked him up and on his next adventure he went! He passed all of his tests, which included training exercises and even bloodwork and x-rays. He graduated in August 2019. Although Corvin had passed all the requirements, he was not happy working with Search and Rescue. He was having a hard time finding his footing in the intense rubble of a natural disaster. Corvin is now the newest member of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department K9 program and has received his Explosives Detection Certificate. He is the first dog to become certified at the department for detecting explosives.

Congratulations Corvin!

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-SLO County Sheriff’s Dept

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