Search and Rescue dogs put on clinic

By on July 25, 2013

SAR dogJACKSON HOLE, WYO – The National Elk Refuge will hold its second free, family-friendly program this week on Friday morning at 10:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center (532 North Cache).

This time it’s the Refuge’s maintenance worker Amanda Soliday and her search and rescue dogs. Soliday will give a demonstration on how search and rescue dogs do their thing and what kind of commitment and training goes into fine-tuning these types of canines. Soliday volunteers with the Wyoming K-9 Search and Rescue program using her two golden retrievers – Roscoe, 8, and Otis, 1. The dogs have multiple certifications and Soliday is noted as one of the valley’s top trainers.

Elk Refuge spokesperson Lori Iverson said the dogs are always a big hit with kids who get the opportunity to meet the dogs after the presentation.

On Tuesday, July 23, the Teton Raptor Center brought several birds of prey to the visitor center for the public to enjoy.

Both National Elk Refuge shows are generously supported by the Grand Teton Association.

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