Mackenzie McCarthy is a registered veterinary technician who joined the team in 2014 and is an Operational Flanker and Operational K9 Handler with her K9, Fenris. Mackenzie holds a SARTECH II certification, a K9 SARTECH III Area Search Certification, an Amateur Radio Technician license, and is a NRP Search Team Member. Mackenzie and her very understanding husband, Tom, share a home with their 2 dogs (Leonidas and Fenris), their cat (Banzai), and too many fish to count. When not working or training, Mackenzie enjoys gardening, swimming, camping, hiking, kayaking and old movies.
Fenrisulfr (Fenris) is a Giant Schnoodle (Giant Schnauzer & Standard Poodle mix) who was accepted into the Chesapeake Search Dog Puppy Program in 2015 at 4 months old. Fenris holds a CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certification, NASAR Canine SARTECH III Area Search certification, and is currently operational as a Wilderness Air Scent K9 with his handler, Mackenzie. Fenris’s favorite things are his woobas, hiking with his family, annoying his “big brother” Leo and being annoyingly affectionate.