Barb has been involved in Search & Rescue since 2003. She is founding member of WI K9 SOS, whose first duties were to make sure everyone had the supplies they needed and that bills were paid. She currently serves as Treasurer. Barb earned her SARTechII certification with NASAR (National Association for Search & Rescue), and has had additional training in scent theory, search management, First Aid/CPR and K9 First Aid.
After helping with other K9s, the handler drive kicked in and Barb got her first K9 partner, Jaeger. He was a challenging dog to have as a first partner. Together they went to seminars in Wisconsin, Indiana and the FOREST at WCU in North Carolina. After saying goodbye to Jaeger in August of 2019, Barb got her 2nd K9 to train in HRD (Human Remains Detection).
K9 Zender, 2019 – present. In training