Meela's K-9 Search and Rescue Start-Up

Organized by: Leslie Kucinskas

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Leslie's Photo
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Hi, my name is Meela. I'm a 1 year old Dutch Shepherd and I love stinky stuff! For better or worse it's my favorite thing to do.  My family figured this out and signed me up to become a "search and rescue dog".  It's tons of fun! I ride in the car and we end up in some strange places where we meet up with other dogs and their humans. While we're all together we play hide and seek with each other! The humans take this really serious. They have binders full of paperwork, use compasses and gps thingies and they are super prepared for just about anything!

My Mom, Leslie, calls this "training" and clearly the humans need to spend a lot of time on it.  As for me, I can smell things that turn out to be a long ways away, so I'm being patient while the humans get up to speed with "training" and I entertain them with games of tug of war.

One of these days I'll get to smell for humans I've never met!  Apparently humans get lost, can't sniff their way back home and then they get super scared, confused and need to be rescued. That's where I'll come in.

I'm not sure why, but becoming a "Certified Search and Rescue" dog takes a lot of preparation. My Mom can give you all the details because she's one of those people who has a big binder full of papers and is always doing something to make us more prepared for training days. I grabbed a couple of her receipts the other day and saw how much money she had to spend on some training gear, treats for me and gas for our van. It really adds up fast and we're just getting started!

Please join our mission and chip in some money to support my future work as a search and rescue dog. Think about it. If you get lost someday then my face is gonna be the happiest site you ever did see! This work is a whole lot of fun for me, we're part of a great team of dogs with great smelling butts, and I want to be ready to go search when help is needed.. You see there's really no need to panic if you get lost. You can count on "Me".  That's short for Meela, the search and rescue Dutchie.

For more details about the human stuff please e-mail my Mom at:

All donors contributing $25 or greater will receive an autographed photo of Me!


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Leslie Kucinskas

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