Mountain Search Dog Star with Handler Jim MacGregor
Star was the Islands first Mountain Search Dog and the team worked through the grades of lowland novice, lowland and mountain novice with SARDA Wales before qualifying in October 2012 at Full Mountain standard with SARDA England. The team were deployed on numerous call outs since they qualified, mainly in the Isle of Man but also in England and with SARDA Wales. One notable call out was assisting with the April Jones call out one day after assessment in the Brecon Beacons. Star and Jim served the Isle of Man for over 11 years on the call out list and had numerous successes including two finds in the last year of her service.
Search Dog Lola with Handler Matt Creer
Matt set up SARDA IoM in 2002 with the assistance from Handlers initially in the Lake District and then with SARDA Wales. Matt and Lola were involved in many call outs which included some finds. Without his initial vision the organisation in the Isle of Man would not exist today!