Gary & Zeus joined SARDA Ireland in late 2002, Zeus, a German Shepard worked hard. Before joining SARDA Gary and Zeus had been training for a few years independently of SARDA. Gary and Zeus were looking forward to their first assessment for Novice SAR Dog in November 2003. Unfortunately, this was not to be. Zeus died after a short illness in September 2003, he will be sadly missed. Gary is attached to the South Eastern Mountain Rescue Team along with three other Sarda members
Gary now has another German Shepard dog, Apollo, who he hopes to train as a Search Dog. He won’t replace Zeus but he will be just as welcome.
Recent reports from Gary say that Apollo is doing well in his training.