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Eromit recognizes and salutes the hard work and dedication of search and rescue volunteers in
helping out when disaster strikes. We were particularly touched by the efforts of the search and
rescue teams that attended the avalanche tragedy near Fernie in December of 2008 that took the
lives of eight young men from Sparwood, BC. We have been inspired to give back to these types
of volunteers. Starting in 2010, we pledge to donate one puppy per year to an experienced
certified search and rescue handler in Canada.

Our breeding program cultivates the temperament, drive, and soundness that is essential to a
good search and rescue dog and it is our hope that these puppies will be able to make a
difference to their search and rescue teams, their communities, and to our world as a whole.

Interested parties may apply for a puppy by filling out the form below. In order to be considered,
you should be a member of a recognized search and rescue team and should have prior
experience training a search and rescue dog. At this time, only applicants from Canada  will be
considered. The donated puppy will be selected from one of our future litters with input from the
selected candidate.

We are currently accepting applications from experienced SAR handlers for 2016 and 2017.

                 *** Scroll down to see previously donated puppies ****
Thank you to all SAR volunteers!
Applicant's Name:
Phone Number
Email Address
Mailing Address
City, Province
Postal Code
Name of Search and Rescue Team
How long have you been a member?
For what specific type of search will the puppy be trained? (avalanche, urban disaster, cadaver, etc)
List any and all that apply.
Please list and describe your current
and past SAR dogs. (breeds, age,
how long they worked and what
happened after retirement).
Current Veterinarian
Please explain in detail why you are a good candidate for an Eromit Lab Puppy, and why you should be
selected to have a puppy donated to you. (You may provide reference information here).
My SAR team is a registered non-profit and is willing to provide a receipt for
the selling price of a puppy, should I be chosen to receive one.
Any successful applicant will be subject to the terms and conditions of our donation contract, which
includes our health guarantee.  A copy of this contract is available upon request and is similar to our
purchase agreement with the intent being to protect the interest of the dog. The donated puppy will be
registered with the CKC and ownership transferred to the successful applicant upon receipt of a
donation receipt from the successful applicant's SAR team for the sum equal to the cost of other
puppies in the selected litter. The successful applicant will be consulted to determine which planned litter
will be most suitable for their needs, and agrees to provide regular progress reports once the puppy is
in training.

By submitting this form, I agree to the above terms and certify that all information provided is truthful and

Congratulations to our 2010 Handler - Steve
Morrison from the Canadian Avalanche
Rescue Dog Association. The puppy
selected for Steve is named "Neko"  and he
is a handsome black male from our Onyx X
Ruger litter.
Neko is now a validated and
operational Avalanche Search and Rescue
dog in Fernie, BC.

Congratulations to our 2011
Handler - Kirk Gutzman  from the
Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog
Association in Fernie. Kirk's yellow
male is "Digger" from our Beretta x
Ace litter.
Digger is now validated
for Avalanche Rescue and Ground
Search and is operational in Fernie,

Congratulations to our 2012 Handler - Anton
Horvath  from the Canadian Avalanche
Rescue Dog Association in Whistler.  Anton
has recently picked up his black male puppy
named "Zeus" from our Olympia x Ruger
litter and they were success at their first
winter course where they earned 'Team in
Training' status. At 20 months of age, Zeus
was validated and became operational!
Below is a video of Zeus at his first winter
We are also proud of our other Eromit puppies in training for SAR:

Eromit's Rescue Ranger (Spirit) with owner  Natasha Provost (Ground search validated)

Eromit's Stealth Jett  (Jett) with owner Robin Behan (passed initial assessment, in training)

Eromit's Chocolate Covered Pickle (Pickle) with owner Thaddeus Grams (Passed initial assessment
but has
now returned to Eromit for inclusion in our breeding program

Eromit's Skookum Lad (Skookum) with owner Sheila Fairbank-
passed assessment, officially 'in training'

Congratulations to our 2014 Handler - Janet
Rygnested  from the Canadian Avalanche
Rescue Dog Association/ BC Search Dog
Association. Janet's black male puppy named
"Rory" is from our Verona x Chester litter. Rory
will first be trained for avalanche work and then
will expand to include a wilderness profile.    
We are looking forward to sharing their
progress in the future!

Congratulations to our 2015 Handler - Sean
Caira  from the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog
Association. Sean's puppy "Tabor" was born in
February 2015 from our repeat Shelby x Ruger

Sean tells us that Tabor is perfect for the job of
future avalanche rescue dog, and  has been
described as a real barn-burner! T
abor recently
passed his puppy assessment and has been
invited to attend the next CARDA winter course!