Jay King joined Chesapeake Search Dogs in 2007 and is the Assistant Director of Operations and the team’s Law Enforcement Liaison. Jay is also an Operational K-9 Handler with is partner, Sammy. He is a Lead Evaluator for the National Association of Search and Rescue (NASAR) SARTECH II & III evaluations. His current certifications include NASAR SARTECH II and NASAR Wilderness Air Scent K9 II. Jay is President of Control Systems Design, an industrial systems integrator and resides in Baltimore County.
Sammy is a Chocolate Labrador Retriever who joined Chesapeake Search Dogs in 2007 at the age of 3 months. In 2009, Sammy certified as an Air Scent K-9 with the team and also holds her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certification and her NASAR Canine SARTECH III Area Search certification. She is a veteran of approximately 60 deployments and has a find to her credit.
Pyro is a Red Fox Labrador Retriever who joined Chesapeake Search Dogs in 2016. Pyro is a “P-Dog” from Maranatha Kennels, holds her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certification, and is a certified Human Remains Detection dog.