Jim & K9 Ellie
Ellie is a hound mix who fell into Jim's lap by pure magic, and has become an amazing Trailing K9. She is a sweetheart of a dog with a nose that simply can't be beat. When it's time to work Ellie puts everything she has into finding her subjects. Her favorite reward at the end of a trail is cheese, and she loves puppuccinos after a job well done. Jim & Ellie are both founding members of the KCSAR K9 Team, Jim has been with KCSAR since 2019, and he is also a member of Wasco County SAR in Oregon.
Jim’s thoughts on Ellie: When we went to look at a litter of 15 pups. We didn’t pick her, she picked us. She watched us from the back of the kennel as the other crazy pups were jumping around. She calmly came and checked us out. Then went to the back of the kennel and looked at us. I said we will take her. When it comes to Ellie, she a strong determined working dog. She is a wonderful family dog, and she is loving and gentle while playing with the grandkids.
But, in and instant, with a couple of commands or the sight of her working harness, she turns into a determined working dog. With one goal, to find that person who is in need or lost. We do this : So others may live.