K-9 Ripley

K-9 Ripley wearing brightly colored harness and laying in snow

Name: K-9 “RIPLEY”

Breed: German Shepherd (Female)

DOB: February 15, 2007

Agency: CAESAR (Canine Aided Emergency Search and Rescue), Pittsburgh PA

Disciplines: Live Find, Human Remains and Evidence Search

Formal Schooling and Certifications: K-9 RIPLEY has repeatedly certified in live find, human remains detection and evidence detection with NAPWDA and IPWDA.

Career Stats: K-9 RIPLEY had over 100 deployments with 7 finds (2 live and 5 deceased).

Additional Information: K-9 RIPLEY was donated for search and rescue training to her handler.  RIPLEY started as a tracking dog but once let off her leash, she picked up her head and became a powerful tool for finding the lost.  When she was certified in live find, she was then trained to find human remains.  RIPLEY and her handler were deployed by Allegheny County, the Fire Marshal’s office and the PA State Police.


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