Arc Aspicio Sponsors Sixth Search Dog Team
Washington, D.C. December 12, 2016 — Arc Aspicio sponsored the company’s sixth search dog team for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation in September 2016. The Search Dog Foundation (SDF) is a nationwide, non-profit organization that partners rescue dogs with first responders, and trains them to respond to terrorist attacks and national disasters. Sponsoring an SDF search dog team provides the funds for SDF to rescue, train, care for, and eventually pair a dog with a first responder.
In September, Arc Aspicio held their annual Search Dog Foundation Fall Celebration to raise awareness and funds for SDF. The company raised money for the organization and matched the funds raised, achieving the $10,000 goal to sponsor the sixth team. The SDF, members of the homeland security community, employees, and Arc Aspicio’s fourth search dog team – Kristi Bartlett and search dog Ivan, a Belgian Malinois, attended the event.
“The Search Dog Foundation’s commitment to the Department of Homeland Security and the nation in times of disaster strongly aligns with Arc Aspicio’s mission,” says Lynn Ann Casey. “We are thrilled to sponsor our sixth team and look forward to continuing this great partnership.”
Since Arc Aspicio sponsored their first team in 2011, John Stewart and canine Lani, the company has been enthusiastic about the foundation and their mission.
Dedicated to providing highly trained, FEMA certified, canine disaster search teams, SDF is the only organization in the U.S. that provides the training for rescue dogs to be partnered with first responders at no cost to the departments. Arc Aspicio has also supported the SDF with pro bono consulting services.
Recently, three teams trained by the Search Dog Foundation traveled to the states affected by Hurricane Matthew and assisted with the recovery efforts there. The teams, including Arc Aspicio-sponsored Eric Darling and canine Ben from Pennsylvania, spent their time on the ground searching for survivors in the areas hardest hit by the hurricane.
For more information on the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, please visit https://searchdogfoundation.org/. For more information on Arc Aspicio’s love of dogs and partnership with the SDF, please visit http://www.arcaspicio.com/dogs-rule.
About Arc Aspicio
Arc Aspicio is a management, strategy, and technology consulting firm that takes a mission-oriented approach to complex client challenges. Focused on innovation, Arc Aspicio provides services in strategy, design, human capital, operations, analytics and visualization, technology and information sharing. The company is known for a strong, collaborative culture that values gratitude, provides leadership opportunities, and explores the future. Our teams take a human-centered approach to working with clients and are flexible and responsive within dynamic Government client environments where missions evolve and new priorities arise sometimes even daily. We thrive on these situations and promote continuous improvement and new ideas. And, #welovedogs! Follow us on Twitter @arcaspicio or learn more at www.arcaspicio.com.