Checkers the search and rescue dog, was one of the dogs used in the fatal 2014 Oso mudslide in Washington. Later that year Checkers went missing for two days. It had appeared he had wandered off but for no good reason, since this was out of character for Checkers.
Cila otherwise known as Cila M389, is a Labrador Retriever that served in the military in nearly 100 Iraw missions and screened sites for presidential visits across the United States. She worked with Army Sgt. Jason Bos on many of these missions but when her retirement came it didn't seem likely that Cila and Bos would end up together.