Phoenix was rescued from a shelter with place to be a service dog for a disabled veteran. Phoenix didn’t quite work out in that job as he had too much drive and not quite enough patience. Phoenix didn’t start in search and rescue until he was about 4 years old, but he worked hard at it and became a certified trailing dog at age 6. Phoenix retired at age 10 with many searches and a recovery on his resume. Phoenix still attends trainings and lets new members work him and he loves to go to PR events and be pet and loved on.