“Westlake Women’s Club began supporting the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation many years ago and donated the money to finance the training of a dog named Joe. Joe and his trainer, Linda, have worked together at many disaster sites, both natural and human caused for many years now and Joe is ready to retire. The Club has raised the money to train another dog to take over for Joe.
This training facility is the only one of its kind in the nation and has a huge waiting list for dogs and handlers. These pictures are from a trip we took there to watch Linda and Joe and other dogs being trained.”