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"The search and rescue dogs at the Pentagon are credited with finding 70% of the human remains," said Heather Roche, Red's owner and handler. "That helped a whole lot of those families actually get closure."
"For a quirky stubborn dog, she turned out to be a super solid search dog, who did everything I ever asked of her, although she always had to do it her own way on her own terms. She made me a much better handler. She had to excel in her search work to get any credit due to being in Alley's shadow as they were only a year apart but totally different personalities. What a career she ended up having! From her local to national missions, from finding burials to water finds to evidence recovery and working with archeologists. She proved you can have solid dual trained dogs and didn't confuse which command and task she was asked to do at any given moment. She was so solid I could hand her to others to work either for live find on a rubble pile or cadaver work, to be a teacher to handlers just starting out. She was the all around sar dog. A last of a generation. And the last of my original 'herd'. I will miss her..."
Project Search for Hope will miss her too. It was an honor to work with you, Red.