July 5, 1998 – December 26, 2013

Sage was a cattle dog/lab cross whose SAR career started in Washington state with German Shepherd Search Dogs (GSSD) in 1998 and then King County Search Dogs (KCSD) from 1999-2009. She searched with the MAT+SAR K9 unit in Alaska from 2009-2013. Sage rescued and recovered over a dozen people throughout her lifetime of searching in airscent, land and water cadaver, avalanche and evidence search. She will be forever missed.


“If love could have saved her, she would have lived forever…”

Sage Memorial Plaque
Letter from Lt. Adams
Letter from Senator Begich
Mayor of Wasilla Proclamation
Frontiersman Article


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