Meet Our Certified K9 Teams

Angelyn and BellaRose

Angelyn & BellaRose

Angelyn is the SCK9SAR Team Leader. She started her K9 SAR career in 2008 in Southern California with CARDA (California Rescue Dog Association). She was a certified K9 handler on three teams in California before moving to Skagit County in 2016. Over her K9 SAR career, Angelyn has certified in Trailing, HRD, and Water. In 2017 she restarted the Skagit County K9 unit and has been working with her teammates since then to develop the unit. She is currently working with her partner BellaRose in Trailing and HRD. She is also a certified member of the Ground SAR unit and sits on the SAR Council Board of Directors.

What Angelyn loves about her dog BellaRose, a 2 year old English Shepherd: “Rosie is such a happy dog. She loves making new human friends during training and is a happy worker.  I can’t tell if she likes trailing or HRD more since she wags her tail and smiles a lot when doing both.  I am looking forward to her long SAR career!”

Something Angelyn wants you to know about K9 SAR: Our dogs are spoiled and very well cared for. They are our pets as well as our partners. They have great lives!

Patti and Daisy

Patti & Daisy

After graduating from the Ground SAR academy in 2017, Patti jumped in to help Angelyn Gates restart the K9 unit. Although Patti is new to Search and Rescue she is enthusiastic and hardworking. She is the Training Leader for the K9 unit, the Skagit SAR Council Secretary, and a certified GSAR member. In early 2018 Patti got her first SAR puppy Daisy Mae Little Flower, a beagle, to do Trailing. Now two years old, Daisy is searching the trails and streets of Skagit County and is the K9 unit’s best PR pup! Keep an eye out for Patti and Daisy in your community.

What Patti loves about Daisy Mae: “Daisy Mae is a great companion and general goofball, bringing joy to our team with her antics, keeping the work fun. At the same time, she is a strong-willed, determined powerhouse always anxious to get on a trail to find her lost person. Hoping for many years ahead with my SAR dog!”

What Patti wants you to know about K9 SAR: “Our dogs are our pets and best friends. They have excellent care and enjoy their work with their handler.”