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Ruby, Champlain Valley K-9 visits John Brown Farm

Shannon Bressett and Ruby of the Champlain Valley K-9 Search and Rescue Unit say hello to visitors at the John Brown Farm, where they were promoting the Hug-A-Tree program.

Shannon Bressett and Ruby of the Champlain Valley K-9 Search and Rescue Unit say hello to visitors at the John Brown Farm, where they were promoting the Hug-A-Tree program. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— “Ruby will find one person at a time, while Oakland is able to search out a group of people,” she said.

Bressett was joined by Jay Sheldon, a Beekmantown Volunteer Fire Department member who is learning to train and work with the dogs.

The duo was also there to promote an upcoming fundraiser for the program, the Dirty Dog Run, which will be held Oct. 19, at the Titus Mountain Family Ski Center in Malone.

“There will be search and rescue-themed obstacles as part of the run,” Bressett said. “It is not going to be as tough as your tough mudder courses, but there will be plenty of chances to get dirty.”

For more information on the Dirty Dog Run, visit the website DirtyDogRun.com.

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