K9 Heidi and Anne
Meet Heidi and Anne.
Heidi is a German Shepherd with just a splash of Labrador! She has an incredible nose and drive to perform searches for pets, people and objects. Along a search track she locates and downs on articles that a person or pet has dropped.
Anne and Heidi have successfully tracked both pets and people. She has also earned citations from the Governor of Maryland and Anne Arundel County for assisting our local police.
Heidi is extremely friendly and gets along beautifully with dogs! All dogs are her friends, whether they want to be or not.
Heidi was the founding K9 for Dogs Finding Dogs. She crossed the Rainbow Bridge in late 2015. We all miss her very much.
K9 Heidi’s Hero’s Foundation Heavenly Sent Help assists those whose pet has passed over the rainbow bridge and also assist those with pets that have cancer.
K9 Gretel and Anne
Meet K9 Gretel and Anne.
K9 Gretel comes from the National Tactical Police Dog Associations breeding program.
The president of Dogs Finding Dogs runs this certifying and training center. She was sent up to Maryland as a 8 week old puppy and has been tracking ever since.
K9 Gretel is a German Shepherd from great working dog lines. K9 Gretel is very sweet and sometimes overly friendly.
She has also learned her tracking by going out on tracks with our founder dog K9 Heidi. Gretel has tremendous energy and drive. She loves to work. She has been raised with 6 cats and K9 Heidi.
We are pleased to have her as an addition to our teams.
Gretel was featured on Disney+ It’s a Dog’s Life and National Geographic’s Trackers.
K9 Lessa and Mary
Meet Lessa and Mary.
Lessa is a German Shepherd. She has a incredible nose and drive to perform searches for pets, people and objects. Along a search track she locates and downs on articles that a person or pet has dropped.
She has successfully tracked dogs and people. Tracking is her favorite job! She gets very excited and vocal when the tracking gear comes out!
Lessa has been awarded her AKC CGC and her Schutzhund BH. Lessa is a rescue dog from our local MidAtlantic German Shepherd Rescue.
She is one of the DFD founding K9s. Lessa crossed the Rainbow Bridge on Memorial Day, 2016. She and Heidi are helping lost pets from the other side now.
K9 Maggie and John
Meet Maggie and John.
Maggie is a German Shepherd that loves tracking and obedience work.
Two of Maggie’s grandparents were search and rescue dogs and many of her kinfolk are police dogs and work in other capacities; so as Hank Jr. might sing, she is simply following a family tradition.
We knew Maggie was destined to look for lost pets when she found her neighbor “Snoopy,” a Beagle who had run away from home. Within 30 minutes Maggie took us to the back yard of the person who had found Snoopy and he was reunited with his family.
John has owned and trained Germans Shepherds most of his life and enjoys working with dogs. Maggie has her AKC CGC and her Schutzhund BH. She continues to train at Arrowwood Shepherds.
K9 Tucker and Sherry
Meet Tucker and Sherry.
Sherry has been with DFD for many years working Intake and our Home By Phone program. When Tucker joined us, she stepped into the handler role and has been very successful teaming with Tucker to find lost pets.
K9 Tucker is a Labrador Retriever with a very strong drive to work. He came to DFD from Tarheel K9, the National Tactical Police Dog Association. He has the sweetest disposition and loves his job finding lost pets.
K9 Riley and Holly
Meet Riley and Holly.
K9 Riley came from a rescue situation. He is a German Shepherd whose nickname is Marmaduke. He is very tall and long and is one of the sweetest dogs.
K9 Riley is very pet friendly and has been raised with other dogs, cats and farm animals.
Holly and K9 Riley have been successfully working together for over 4 years. Holly also is experienced in training SAR dogs thru our DFD program.
Working the WV/VA area, this team has helped many pets get home safely.
K9 Jake and Tim