Harry Oakes and Valorie
 

Harry with SAR Dog Kodi. Kodi was Harry's first Search dog.

SAR Dog Valorie K-9-1. Valorie Oakes was an internationally certified search and rescue service dog through I.K.9.S.A.R.S. Valorie was 14-1/2 years old before she died. She was a Border collie, Schipperke, Mutt Mix. Valorie was saved from the dog pound at age 5 months and trained for SAR. (Search and Rescue) by her handler Harry. Valorie is Harry's third search dog.

 
 
Harry is the C.E.O. and SAR coordinator of I.K.9.S.A.R.S..

Harry has trained over 6,500 dogs and handlers all over the world for SAR.

He's won hundreds of local awards for life saving and community service to include the Higgins and Langley Swift Water Rescue Award, the National Jefferson Award,

The International K-9 Services Life Saving Award and three letters from the President of The United States of America.

Harry is a former police officer of 12 years, Emergency Medical Tech of 26 years, and is currently a full time as the coordinator for K-9 SAR Services, on call 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond anywhere in the world to locate missing people or pets.

He also now consults for attorneys, media, SAR teams, embassies, regarding missing persons, disasters, and search dogs.

Search dog Ranger Harry's 3rd dog (photo above).

SAR dog Willow Jennifer Oakes.
Willow is Harry's fourth search dog IN TRAINING.
SAR dog Willow to date has documented 2,927 cases to date for missing persons and lost pets.

SAR Dog Tyler is Harry's 5th search dog partner. Tyler has documented 2,488 cases to date for missing persons and lost pets.

Harry also developed the Help Us Find You Child Safety Program, which has been taught to over 3,400 schools, churches, camps and other children's safety events. Through radio, TV, and school presentations, Harry's H.U.F.Y. program has documented 16 lives saved to date. This program teaches children and their parents, what to do if they get lost in the wilderness, how to be prepared, stay in one place, stay warm, dry and alive, signal for help, when it's OK to talk to strangers, and finding safe help.

Also, Harry teaches city survival stranger danger programs, saying NO to drugs, gangs, cigarette smoking and drugs. Disaster preparedness. What to do before, during, and after a disaster. Harry specializes in finding missing children who are lost, missing, runaways, kidnap and murdered victims. Harry does not charge for his services during disasters. He pays for his own airfare, takes time off work, pays for his own shots and the specialized equipment used on scene.

SAR Dog Valorie K-9-1. Valorie Oakes is an internationally certified search and rescue service dog through I.K.9.S.A.R.S. Valorie is a 10 year old, Border collie, Schipperke, Mutt Mix. Valorie was saved from the dog pound at age 5 months and trained for SAR. (Search and Rescue) by her handler Harry. Valorie is Harry's third search dog.

Photographs of both Harry and Valorie can be reviewed in People Magazine Nov. 30, 98 issue, page# 61. Valorie documented 10 dead human finds in the 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing Disaster.

PRESS RELEASE 08-07-06

International K-9 Search and Rescue Services cares about our Wilderness and Wild lands.
That’s why we sponsored one of our own to get trained in Wild land Fire Fighting.

I.K.9.S.A.R.S. paid over $2,000.00 to sponsor one of our support staff to attend a wild land fire fighting school.
Brandon Oakes obtained his certification through PATRICK Co. in Springfield, Oregon and has since been deployed in Oregon and Nevada to fight forest fires.

We are very proud of his achievements and to be a part of protecting our natural resources.

 

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