Arc Aspicio Sponsors Eighth Search Dog
Arlington, VA, March 20, 2019 — Arc Aspicio sponsored their eighth search dog, Lexi, this month through the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF). SDF is a non-profit organization that trains rescue dogs and pairs them with first responders. Arc Aspicio has been sponsoring search dogs since 2011, when they first partnered with SDF.
Within the past year, SDF’s search dogs have assisted in many disasters, including the Camp Fire in Northern California, helping save lives and provide comfort to victims and their families. They are often some of the first responders to mission-critical events, such as natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Arc Aspicio is honored to sponsor Lexi, who will be a vital part of a search team one day.
“We are so proud of our long-term partnership with SDF and their ability to turn rescues into rescuers,” says Lynn Ann Casey, Chief Executive Officer. “We are very excited to sponsor Lexi and cannot wait to see how her energy and enthusiasm translate into her success as a search dog.”
Lexi is a sweet and excitable black lab found at the Humane Society of the Blacks Hills, South Dakota. Two SDF recruiters, Kellee and Tim Matthews, picked up on her potential due to her limitless energy. Upon acceptance into the program, her name was changed from Prancer to Lexi, in honor of Alexis Owing, an SDF supporter who lost her battle with cancer. Lexi easily passed her formal evaluation in California and has proven to be a star pupil in training so far.
Skylar, Arc Aspicio’s last search dog, was not able to complete training due to lumbosacral stenosis, which would have likely caused her discomfort and early retirement. Fortunately, part of SDF’s mission is finding new homes for dogs that are unable to complete their program. Skylar is being given lots of love and attention as she waits to be adopted and moved to her “fur-ever home.”
Arc Aspicio plans to continue sponsoring search dog teams as they become FEMA certified and respond to national and international disasters. The similarity in the missions of Arc Aspicio and SDF, along with a shared love of dogs, has made for a long and valuable partnership.
Lynn Ann Casey
Chief Executive Officer
About Arc Aspicio
Arc Aspicio enhances the future of our nation by creating bold ideas and bringing them to life. A consulting and solutions company, Arc Aspicio solves problems by applying our integrated capabilities in strategy, design, data, human capital, behavioral science, and technology. The company passionately pursues our vision to be the hub of creativity where people take action to change the world. To do this, employees collaborate with clients and partners to create solutions using a human-centered approach. Innovation is not possible without action. The company focuses on strategy first, then takes a hands-on approach implementing ideas to achieve results. Join Arc Aspicio and our Strategy Innovation Lab (SILab) by creating and sharing ideas to inspire people to change the world. Follow us on Twitter @ArcAspicio, @SILabDC and, #welovedogs!
The National Disaster Search Dog Foundation (SDF), founded in 1996, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to strengthening disaster response in America by recruiting rescue dogs and partnering them with first responders to find people buried alive the wreckage of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. SDF provides professional training and lifetime care for the canines at no cost to the first responders. SDF teams have assisted in the rescue and recovery of earthquake victims in Nepal, Haiti, and Japan, and recently assisted with the recovery from Hurricane Matthew on the East Coast of the United States. For more information on SDF, please visit https://searchdogfoundation.org.