4 hours ago
From all of us at Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs , we would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. This year has been an unusual one, and we would like to thank you all for your support during this time. Christmas may be different for many of us this year, but we remain on call over the festive season. ...
We received a very special Thank You today from our friends at Mulberry House Vets.
They very kindly gave us a £50 Amazon voucher to give away as a treat to one of our members and their family.
They said “Please accept this gesture of our appreciation for all the work you do across Berkshire and beyond with your fabulous dogs.”
What a lovely gesture! ...
1 month ago
We are delighted to share the news that Anabelle and Cassine passed their Lowland Rescue Level 2 Airscenting National Assessment this afternoon in challenging weather conditions. Cassine is the first German Shepherd to qualify as an operational search dog for Lowland Rescue. We are very proud of them both. ...
I shared this on a group called K9 SAR Network, which I joined a while ago - it received 6 comments of congratulations and 53 likes/hearts!
Good Girl! And I apologise for calling you a husky... but the first thing I saw from under my hood was lovely grey/brown waggy tail! 😁🐾
Congratulations Anabelle and Cassini!! A huge accomplishment.
Well done Cassini we knew you'd get Anabelle through !!👍
Many congratulations to Cassine(and Anabelle and your support). There is no better feeling than the moment you are told it's a pass!
Congratulations. All that hard work has paid off. Now the fun begins. Good luck on your first operational call out.
Congratulations to you both. Such a stealthy and calm dog when she finds you x
Very well done to both of you -congratulations!
At last, a GSD in Lowland Rescue. Great news.
Fantastic work Anabelle and Cassini. Well deserved 🐕🦺👏
Congratulations. All the hard work paid off 😉
Great effort, well done!
Brilliant news! So pleased for them!
Brilliant news! Well done both 👏
Congrats both of you!! X
Good to see a GSD on the team.
Wow amazing congratulations
Awesome "Dog Team Cassine", nice ring to that 🙂
Well done Anabelle and Cassine
Well done Cassine, and the driver. Woofs and bum wiggles from Search Dog Oppo and Chhubohe.
WELL DONE TO YOU BOTH.XXX
Well done both of you
Well done both x
It's time for another big thank you!
Buckingham Schenk has chosen us as their nominated charity for 2020/2021 and recently handed over a very generous donation of £750 (plus gift aid) to Team Dog Handler Ro, and her operational search dog Otto.
Thank you so much from the whole Team!
Buckingham Schenk is one of the UK’s leading wine importers. They deal with every part of the UK market, from retailers to independent merchants, restaurants, pub groups and wholesalers. Their website is www.buckingham-schenk.co.uk ...
Over the coming days we’ve got some great news to share with you on fundraising. Here’s our first:
We are delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. This grant has made it possible to fully equip new members and dogs with all the essential equipment and PPE they need.
Thank you to the Government for making this possible.
@TNLComFund @DCMS #CommunitiesCan
It’s a huge thank you from all of us at BSARD ...
This week we sadly had to say goodbye to Merlin, one of our L3 Search Dogs after a short illness.
Merlin was a very special dog who followed in his sister Sassys footsteps in qualifying as an area Search Dog.
He never failed to make an impression on everyone who met him. Whether it was his massive grin, his enviable work ethic or his penchant for jellyfish and face wipes.
He will be dearly missed by everyone.
Stand down Merlin. ...
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. We’re thinking of you all.
So very sorry to hear this. Stand down now Merlin. Your work is done. Run free over the bridge xx
Sad times, run free Merlin. Woofs and bum wiggles from Search Dog Oppo and Chhubohe, the young apprentice.
Sorry to hear this, such a lovely boy
Very sad my thoughts are with you.
Oh no sorry to hear that 😂
So sorry for you loss x sweet dreams Merlin x
Sorry for your loss 💔
3 months ago
On #WorldMentalHealthDay we want to remind our followers, our volunteers and all the members of the public that we come into contact with that it’s okay to not be okay.
Your mental health matters.
You are not alone.
If you need someone to talk please make use of the Samaritans 24/7 helpline on 116123.
#samaritans #ItsOkToNotBeOk #LowlandRescue #mindbluelight ...
4 months ago
From tomorrow the rules on social gatherings are changing and it will become against the law to meet people you do not live with in groups larger than 6. There are, of course, exceptions and, as a charity and group of volunteers, our team members fall under that catagory. All our members give up their time free of charge. This includes responding when the police call us to assist in searching for a missing vulnerable person, as well as training both members and their dogs. A qualified dog can take 2 years to train and those skills must be practised regularly to keep our dogs ready and able to respond when required. During COVID lockdown, it has been imperative to keep our members skills current and up to date. We found new and different ways of doing this and as restrictions lifted, we were able to get back to some 'normal' training. We have researched the new regulations coming in, and are pleased to see that we can continue our training. If you see the team out and about, please rest assured we have strict COVID19 policies and risk assessments in place, and are maintaining social distances at all times. Please do feel free to chat to us and we will happily tell you more about our work. ...