1 day ago
Last night saw the team hold their Annual General Meeting, where the new committee for the upcoming year was elected. This meeting took place in a slightly different format this year due to us not being able to meet in person! However, an informative and interesting evening and a massive welcome to the new committee who will take the team forward into the coming year. ...
2 days ago
The final donation figure is in for our Virtual Relay Marathon. We are absolutely thrilled to have raised an amazing £1700! Thank you all so much for your generosity, this will go a long way towards our running costs this year. Thank you again! ...
4 days ago
Our second callout of the day. This morning our water team were called to assist our colleagues at Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue - BLSAR and this evening a full team callout to assist Surrey Search & Rescue. ...
We hope you have enjoyed celebrating Search Dog Pepsi's birthday and retirement as much as we have today. As she hangs up her jacket, and puts up her paws for a well deserved retirement, we thought we would share a final few of our favourite photo's. ...
Today we celebrate Search Dog Pepsi's 13th birthday. One of our longest standing search dogs, with her handler Mark, the time has come to hang up her search jacket and enjoy a restful and well deserved retirement. Handler Mark has these words:
After a long deliberation I have decided to retire Pepsi from her search and rescue duties, it’s not been an easy
decision but it’s for her own welfare.
She will be 13 years old today and I think she’s done her duty.
Being involved in over 225 searches and finding numerous people she has given loved ones families closure.
She has taught me an awful lot about searching and there nothing I could have done without her.
We started together at Berkshire Search and Rescue Dogs back in 2008 and qualified her as a search dog in 2009.
I believe she has been the most excellent ambassador dog for Search and Rescue dogs and breed attending the
Border Collie stand at Discover Dogs regularly.
We would like to thank Pepsi for her outstanding service. We make no apology for celebrating Pepsi's birthday today by sharing a wealth of our favourite pictures of her with you throughout the day. ...
Thanks Pepsi for your service! Enjoy retirement! 🐶
Aww happy birthday Pepsi,, what a beautiful dog you are this post has made me feel quite emotional the bond you two have made Mark you two are such a dedicated team ❤️ thank you both for your service Mark you will probably continue in the service,,, so Pepsi thank you for all the family's you have helped in all weather's in all hrs hope you have a happy forever retirement 🤗❤️ all the very best Mark 😊
Happy retirement and Happy Birthday Pepsi. Enjoy all the family chaos and relaxed times in your twilight years
Well done Mark - she's had an outstanding career and you were a great team. Congratulations and good luck for Pepsi's long and happy retirement.
Happy birthday Pepsi enjoy your well deserved retirement xxx
Fabulous career! Happy Birthday Pepsi. Stand down now and enjoy your retirement.
Such a special girl 🐾🐾, she has done her duty ❤️. A great team xx
Congratulations Pepsi 🎉 And to your wonderful team. Happy retirement to you 🌟😘
Happy Retirement Pepsi, congratulations on a fabulous career! With love from your sister Abbie xxx
Happy retirement Pepsi! I can’t believe she’s 13 Mark, time flies!
Fantastic! Great achievement for both of you. May Pepsi have a long happy, healthy and active retirement!
Put your paws up and enjoy the rest Pepsi, no more stupid o'clock Callouts. Woofs and bum wiggles from Search Dog Oppo.
Won’t forget this birthday mark my granddaughter has now got the same birthday xx
Happy birthday and happy retirement Pepsi xx
Happy barkday & retirement Pepsi
Happy birthday and a long retirement
Great achievement, cannot believe Pepsi is 13
Good luck Pepsi, have a good retirement.
Happy birthday Pepsi
Happy retirement Pepsi.
Happy birthday Pepsi 😊
Enjoy your retirement Pepsi 🐕🦺
Happy birthday Pepsi
Well done mark and Pepsi xxxxxx
What a amazing dog
2 weeks ago
We would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored our Virtual Relay Marathon. Between you, you have donated £1460 so far. To put this in context, this is enough to provide 2 operational members with all the kit and clothing they need. Can you help us reach £1500? Our donations page will remain open until 30th June. Thank you again!
The team have finished their marathon relay! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. It's not too late to donate if you would still like to. cafdonate.cafonline.org/13386#!/DonationDetails ...
Good morning! Team Member Andy is warming up and ready to start off with mile 1 of our Virtual Relay Marathon at 9am. A few of our members will be running their miles but most are walking with their dogs. We anticipate completing the full 26.2 miles by around 4pm. Our donations page will stay open until 31st July so there is plenty of time to donate. We were thrilled to smash the £1000 mark yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far, we are so grateful for your support.
On your marks.........