‘My forever dog’: Search and Rescue dog handler recounts being one of the first on scene during Oso landslide

Suzanne Elshult can’t believe it’s been a decade since she and Keb were on a month-long deployment in Oso, and for Keb, things look different 10 years later.

OSO, Wash. — It’s been a decade since America’s deadliest landslide, but it’s been most of her lifetime for one of the search and rescue dogs.

Suzanne Elshult and her labrador Keb have an exceptional bond.

“She is my heart dog. She is my forever dog,” said Suzanne Elshult, president of CAIRN K-9 Detection.

What makes their bond so special is the more than 100 missions they’ve been on as a search and rescue

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