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Spring is on the way and we are pleased to announce some new arrivals to the team, all belonging to existing members. Welcome to Jersey, Ghost and Chester seen here at one of our essential training sessions having supervised play. Check out their individual photos in the comments ❤❤❤ ...

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Welcome pups‼️

'Allo loony search pups, welcome to "the game" 😉

Oh how gorgeous 💙💙💙

Caroline Thomas omg look 😩😍

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💷 Police and Crime Commissioner awards £20,000 to Search and Rescue Teams across the Thames Valley.

This funding will be used to support a range of areas including advanced mapping systems and equipment for Search Technicians.

Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue, Buckinghamshire Search & Rescue and Lowland Rescue Oxfordshire have each received £5,000 to fund the costs of MAPYX and assist with running costs.

Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs and Search Dogs Buckinghamshire have each received £2,500 to assist in the teams running costs, as well as equipment for the Search Dogs and Technicians.

Funding received has been largely secured through the Police Property Act Fund (PPAF), a joint fund managed by the PCC and Thames Valley Police Chief Constable.

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Well the snow has put some smiles on some faces - young and old (and the dogs had fun too!) Check out some of the videos in the comments! ...

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Good to see you all taking training seriously! 🤪🤣

Great photos

Stunning

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It was a cold morning for our essential training today, but team Aaron and Chilli clearly worked hard! It is Aarons birthday today, but we dont think any candles are going to be needed 😂😂 ...

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Páramo Directional Clothing your jackets are keeping our team members warm 😃

Lol! Happy birthday. 🐾

Steaming 🤣🤣🤣happy birthday x

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We regret to have to share some terrible news from the team.
Over the weekend, at one of our essential training sessions Search Dog Blaze suffered a fit and unfortunately despite everyone’s best efforts, could not be saved.
Blaze, an English Springer Spaniel first qualified as a Search Dog in 2018 with his handler Sara.
Words cannot express how the whole team is feeling right now, we are all heartbroken.
Blaze was a huge personality and lived to work. The bond he had with his handler was truly exceptional. He will leave a gaping hole in all our hearts.

Stand down Blaze.
Rest in peace.
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We regret to have to share some terrible news from the team. 
Over the weekend, at one of our essential training sessions Search Dog Blaze suffered a fit and unfortunately despite everyone’s best efforts, could not be saved. 
Blaze, an English Springer Spaniel first qualified as a Search Dog in 2018 with his handler Sara. 
Words cannot express how the whole team is feeling right now, we are all heartbroken. 
Blaze was a huge personality and lived to work. The bond he had with his handler was truly exceptional.  He will leave a gaping hole in all our hearts. 

Stand down Blaze. 
Rest in peace.Image attachmentImage attachment

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Gutted to hear this 😢

Blaze you will be much missed you crazy, gobby, bonny lad. It was a pleasure to watch you and your Mum Sara grow into a truly fantastic area search team. Rest easy lovely boy xx💔

Thoughts are with Blazes handler and search family. Rest those paws 🐾 x

So very sad. Sorry for your loss especially Sara. 💔

So sorry - sending love 💕

We are devastated by this news, Blaze was such a huge character our condolences to Sara and our thoughts with the team - rest in peace Blaze thank you for your service

Run free and forever Search Dog Blaze. You will be missed by many people and your SAR family. Stand down my friend. 🌈

RIP Blaze. Our condolences from everyone in the team.

Rest in Peace Blaze. Thank you for your service

All our thoughts are with Sara and the entire team. RIP Blaze 🐾 from your SAR family

So sorry for your loss as a team and for Sara especially. There’s never a good time for them to leave us but you know he left you doing what he loved. Rest in peace SD Blaze x

Our deepest condolences from everyone here at the team. RIP Blaze

So very sorry to hear this, such a huge loss to the family and to the wider search and rescue community We lost Bob, a mountain rescue search dog, in very similar circumstances in 2019 - it’s totally heartbreaking when they’re taken so suddenly from us Rest easy Blaze 🌈 Sincere condolences to Blaze’s handler x

We are so sorry for your terrible loss Sara and for your team also. What an amazing dog. Run free Blaze.

I’m so sorry to hear this Sara. Blaze was a goodun. I can’t imagine how you are feeling. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope there’s mud on the the other side xx

This is such terrible sad news about Blaze. So very sorry to hear of this - Sara sending you and all your family my very best 💔xx

From all of us at Trossachs search and rescue condolences to you all and your beautiful dog. Our thoughts are with you all at this time

From our team to yours.... our deepest sympathy! WV K9 Search and Rescue, Inc.

Rest easy Blaze. You will be missed by many but you did an amazing job. Our thoughts with you all

So very sorry to hear this. Thank you for your service Blaze, stand down and sleep well 🐾

Oh, Sara. My heart goes out to you. Having lost two still active operational search dogs in the past. Big hugs, Sara. Words won't help, but remember Blaze with love and gratitude for the time you shared together and hold onto those cherished memories. Blaze, R.i.P and run free, lad xxx🌈

Words cannot adequately express the sadness felt at hearing such sad news. So sorry for you loss, Sara. RIP Blaze.

What a sadness for your loss. Go rest high, K9 Blaze. Deep sympathy, Handler Sara. Navajo County Search and Rescue K9 Team.

Bless, RIP Blaze. Thoughts are with Sara and the team. Condolences from all at G4H Rescue.

Sad news to hear. It's a terrible loss for any handler. Remember those days and nights you shared. Journey well Blaze

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Some great news from the lovely folks over at Dignity. Thank you so, so much.Thank you to everyone who voted in our poll last week to help us split the £2,000 raised from our Charity Christmas Baubles. We have reviewed the results from all of our social media channels and the majority of you would like us to split the donations equally between Samaritans plus nine other charities randomly selected from our charity well. We have used a random selector to choose these charities. So, without further ado, we're excited to announce that we will be donating £200 each to the following fantastic charities...

❤️ Samaritans
🧡 Pet Blood Bank UK
💛 Tower Hill Stables Animal Sanctuary
💚 Hounds for Heroes
💙 Garbos German Shepherd Dog Rescue
💜 DogLost.co.uk
❤️ Farnham, Camberley and Districts Cats Protection
🧡 Medical Detection Dogs
💛 Berkshire Search & Rescue Dogs
💚 Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service
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Some great news from the lovely folks over at Dignity. Thank you so, so much.

The team have been called out this evening to assist our colleagues at Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue - BLSAR AND Thames Valley Police to search for a high risk missing vulberable peraon. ...

The team have been called out this evening to assist our colleagues at Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue - BLSAR  AND Thames Valley Police to search for a high risk missing vulberable peraon.

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Everything crossed for a good outcome - stay safe x

Has Lisa been found?!

Stay safe team

You all do such a great job!! Stay safe x

Stay safe guys

Stay safe

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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. ...

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.

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And seasons greetings from our team to yours

Merry Christmas to you all see you in the New Year stay safe x

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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!
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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!

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How lovely. They are my vets I'm proud to say

What a great gesture.

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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. ...

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.Image attachment

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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 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 🙂

Congrats both

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

Congratulations!!

Well done both of you

Well done both x

Well done both

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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
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Its 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.ukImage attachmentImage attachment

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
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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 BSARDImage attachment

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn;
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.

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.
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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.Image attachment

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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 💔

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