Dyno is a Lowland search and rescue dog for SARA Wyre Forest and is on call 24/7 for West Midlands Police to help to find missing people.
"It has taken 2 and half years to get Dyno to the Search and Rescue Search Dog Standard, although he picked up searching quite quickly”.
Dyno has passed a strict obedience acceptance test and also a stock test to show that he had no interest in sheep, quite a challenge, especially being a Border Collie”. K9 handler, Matt and Dyno are accredited by NASDU, the National Association of Security Dog Users. This agency governs and trains dogs for the police and security services, including the MOD. This is unlike most Mountain Rescue and other search teams who are registered with NSARDA, SARDA or Lowland Rescue. Matt has been clear on this point from the outset of his work with us. However, this does not detract from the skills and expertise of this partnership, they have demonstrated time and again their worth within SARA Wyre Forest. "We work closely with dog handler instructors within West Midlands Police and West Mercia Police to ensure the highest standards are met". SARA Wyre Forest, will continue to fully support the hard work and dedication shown by Matt; all assets available to this team will be deployed during our response to search and rescue of those in danger.
Border Collie Dyno was adopted by Matthew Massey as a six-month-old puppy from the Dogs Trust Shrewsbury rehoming centre. After years of training every other weekend, which Matthew fitted in alongside his job as a gardener.
"BBC Midlands Today" Filming
2018 - Dyno has hit the NEWS with Newspapers, Radio, Magazine and BBC Midlands today with headlines "Dyno goes from rescue dog to rescuer" Below is a selection of images with the BBC taken with Dyno and Crew getting ready for a search.
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What is SARA?
SARA is an Inshore Rescue boat and Land Search organisation covering Wyre Forest and the surrounding area.