The Mid-South Search & Rescue Dog Association (MSSARDA), a North Mississippi-based non-profit organization, is proud to welcome into membership Mark Gillim of Southaven and his canine-in-training, Draco.
Welcome Mark and K9 Draco
Gillim, a former first responder and certified fire fighter with the Alvaton, Kentucky, Volunteer Fire Department, brings with him specialized K9 training skills learned from renowned Schutzhund trainer and dog behaviorist Gene England of Windy Way Kennels in Bowling Green, Kentucky—the first American to win the World Schutzhund championship in 1992.
Draco is a one-year-old Malinois mix who is progressing rapidly in partnership with Gillim as they pursue training toward certification as a Human Remains Detection K9 team.
Learn More About MSSARDA
To learn more, or to volunteer to assist MSSARDA as a helper at local field training opportunities, contact Training Director Judy Otto at 662-252-1004.