Joan joined SARDA Ireland in 2000, has one dog, Wynn. Joan and Wynn face their Novice SAR Dog assessment next year. Here is their story.
Winston or Wynn to his friends is a retriever cross. Wynn was rescued in Smithfield Horse Market at approx 6 week old along with his brother Louie. Both pups were in very poor condition covered with mange and severely malnourished. With lot of TLC it wasn’t long before they blossomed into two beautiful happy young dogs.
Wynn and I have been part of SARDA for the past 3-½ years and thoroughly enjoys training weekends. Wynn’s willingness to work in all weathers and his honesty and reliability has made my job very enjoyable especially when my team mate always has a happy smiley face.
Wynn’s first port of call is a much-loved family pet, the fact that he also excels as a potential search and rescue dog is a very big plus and I realise what a truly special pal he really is.