Skylar was a hardworking, dedicated search dog. During his career Skylar was a member of CARDA, San Diego County SAR K9 unit, FEMA’s San Diego County USAR Task Force and Butte County Sheriffs SAR team. In the field, he was best known for his graceful and fluid gait and his ability to cover large areas quickly and efficiently. At home, friends best remember his silent approach from behind to lay his head over their shoulder for a warm nuzzle and a gentle kiss.
His life touched many people and those who met him will always remember a kind, gentle Doberman that loved people. Though “just a dog” he was so much more to me. In terms maybe only other dog handlers can understand (and particularly Dobie owners), he taught me loyalty, fearlessness in the face of adversity, and unrelenting determination to the task at hand. Even with the amputation of his rear leg to cancer, Skylar was back up on three legs the day after surgery, eager to get back to work.
I say goodbye to a dear friend: You will be sorely missed, always loved, and never forgotten.