Corey Borg-Massanari Foundation
Avalanche Rescue Dog Application
Years in organization:
Is your organization a 501(c)(3)?
Who is the training organization?
Prior handler experience:
Reason for applying, why do you want to do this?
What is your support network in a professional manner?
Name and contact information of lead trainer:
What is your organization's dog training philosophy?
What does your organization offer for financial support, i.e food, vet bills?
What is the internal selection for your organization's handlers?
Do you understand that your work life will change drastically? And your home life as well?
How long do you expect to stay in your current position? If you change, are you leaving the industry?
Do you understand that not everyone can get a dog?
What breed are you interested in?
Do you view yourself as a "hard or soft dog" person ?
Are you looking for a high drive dog?
Is this a tool? Work partner?
What is the most important thing for you to get out of the dog?
Do you feel as though you're in a stable place to get a working dog?
What are your fears around getting a working dog?
How do you feel about failure?
How frequently are you expecting to get deployed?
Have you responded to a backcountry or inbound avalanche emergency? If so, what are your thoughts on the response? What do you see as areas of improvement?
Please list three references
Please submit completed application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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