Copyright Canine Search Solutions, Madison, Wisconsin
Canine Search Solutions
Rowdy - Retired
Sandy Vernlund is active in all aspects of K9 Search and Rescue and is currently the President for
Brookings County K9 Search and Rescue (see links page). She is also a NASAR SAR TECH II,
Certified CERT Instructor, NASAR Hug-A-Tree Presenter, MLPI and AFRCC SMC Graduate. Member of
NAPWDA and Canine Search Solutions (CSS). Sandy is currently running two certified search dogs.
"Jet" is a six year old purebred Belgian Shepherd (Groenendael) from a rescue in Kentucky. AKC
CGC. Jet passed his US Border Patrol Area Search evaluation in June, 2015 and passed his HRD
certification with NAPWDA in June, 2016 and May, '18 and '19.
"Rowdy" is a twelve year old German Shepherd that loves his job. AKC CGC and certified for Cadaver
Detection NASDN '10, NAPWDA '10,'11,'12,'13,'14,'15,'16, '17, '18 and NASAR HRD Land III, '11.
Rowdy retired in the spring of 2019 after years of faithful and reliable service. Rowdy has many
confirmed finds and assists with many homicide and missing persons cases.
"Bodasafa" tragically died in the spring of 2015. Boda was a Treeing Walker
Coonhound/Lab mix. AKC CGC and certified for Tracking and Trailing with NAPWDA
'07,'08,'09,'10,'12,'13,'14 and Basic Mantrailing with NASDN '08. He will be missed
"Shadow" passed away in May, 2017 at the age of 13 1/2 years. AKC CGC, Certified
Building Search NAPWDA '06, '12 and '14. Trailing NAPWDA '06. Certified for Area
Search Non-Scent Discrimination with NASAR Canine SARTECH II '07, NAPWDA '06,
07, '08, '09, '10, '11,'12,'13,'14 and NASDN '07.Passed her Area Search Evaluation for
the US Border Patrol 2015. Certified for Cadaver Detection NASDN '10. Shadow's
favorite job was working with young children and helping to teach them what to do if
they got lost.
"Dooley" is a five year old Treeing Walker Coonhound from the Cedar Rapids Humane
Society. ACK CGC. He has a natural talent for tracking and passed his Tracking
certification with NAPWDA in June, 2016 and May, '18 and "19.