K-9 SEARCH: Journey of the Lions

K-9 SEARCH: Journey of the Lions

by Sharolyn L Sievert


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Rebekkah James was facing her hardest test yet as a Search and Rescue K-9 handler. Seeing age creeping up on her first SAR partner has been harder than anything she had experienced as a handler, and it was happening at the same time as dealing with changes in the Search and Rescue world and the resources being called.

The idea of passing the baton to a new puppy seemed disloyal, yet if she wants to continue being a Search and Rescue handler, she needs to take that leap of faith. But does she really want to continue? Or has the world changed enough that it no longer is worth the effort?

"K-9 Search: Journey of the Lions" is the author's fourth novel. While fictionalized, each story shared is a real experience of the author's or of her friends in SAR, and each dog has a real-life counterpart. So, grab a cup of cocoa and a warm blanket, and enjoy the tales from Northern Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530595686
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/16/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 967,180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Sharolyn Sievert, a Dog Writers Association of America (DWAA) finalist in 2015, is an engineering coordinator by trade and has been active in volunteer Search and Rescue since 2003. A member of Central Lakes Search and Rescue, she responds with her unit to calls from Law Enforcement from across the Upper Midwest of the United States to search for missing persons. The strength and purpose of their motto, ". . . so that others may live." is not taken lightly. While she truly loves training dogs to cultivate and heighten their innate skills to locate the human scent, the goal is serious.
Sharolyn was born in Tachikowa, Japan in an Air Force Base hospital on Mother's Day, and her brothers liked to tell people that her left big toe is stamped 'Made in Japan' (it really isn't). Sharolyn's dad was an Eagle Scout and throughout his life, an avid outdoorsman and hunter. Because of her Dad's love of the outdoors, family outings were often spent hiking in the woods and vacations meant camping. Her sister noted how very proud he would have been of his daughter's work with Search and Rescue. Sharolyn's personal knowledge of outdoor survival, gleaned from a lifetime of experience, adds both to her skill as a SAR volunteer and to the accuracy of the SAR work presented in her book. Her family is incredibly proud and supportive of her "out of the norm" volunteer work.
The miles spent on the road, crashing through woods in all weather, the hours of training, are a precious gift to those she serves. Over the years Sharolyn has trained and certified four different dogs in multiple disciplines, and responded to many, many searches. Additionally, she serves as an instructor, a speaker, a K-9 evaluator, and maintains certification in a number of areas beyond the K-9 work she loves, including being a Certified Minnesota Emergency Manager.
Her hope is that the reader will find in the pages of her books an appreciation for the incredible, highly skilled work that a Search and Rescue dog can do, and the amazing dedication it takes to be a K-9 Search and Rescue handler.

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