Pararescue Dogs?

I've seen a couple articles and videos/photos about military dogs working with Pararescuemen.

Is this something that's going to happen in the future? Or just something for training purposes?

Any information will be appreciated, thanks.
 
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It's most likely interagency work. PJs for the most part do not have the capacity (nor the need 99% of the time) to have military working dogs as part of their team .

In rare cases they have been utilized with PJs- usually to assist in technical rescue recovery (post disaster search) or remains recovery (cadaver location)

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There is 1 rescue dog (her name is Callie) with the Kentucky team (123 STS), they justify her with their state search and rescue mission (last I heard, she is the only SAR dog in the DoD). She has been jumped, rappelled, fast roped and been around just about every type of training environment you can imagine. The handler is a full-time PJ on the team. The dog lives with him and travels on every TDY. The amount of work required to do this is pretty intense and isn’t very feasible by the active duty units with our current design.

Callie actually has an Instagram (@sar_pup) if you want to see her in action.

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