Hero Dog Awards - Nike


Indianapolis, Indiana

Nike began her SAR training at 8 weeks of age and achieved her first federal live find certification at the age of 2 years. After multiple deployments for lost persons, and with the certification of a pack mate in live find, at the age of 7, Nike was able to easily switch to locating human remains, bringing closure to many families of missing loved ones. Nike’s final certification, the highest one offered by the federal agency, was obtained in 2021 at 10 years of age. Along with her actual search work, Nike has represented her breed and the amazing temperament of SAR working dogs at multiple working dog demonstrations and community and national outreach events.