Search Dog South loses valued K9 member
On May 8, 2009 Search Dogs South lost Hawk, their Caucasian mountain dog, to leukemia.
Hawk was buried in the Honor Garden at Dixie Memorial Pet Cemetery on May 13. He was 12.
Hawk participated in numerous searches for missing people, located drowning victims and assisted in the capture of criminals.
Hawk made his debut in the public arena at six months of age doing puppy search demonstrations at the Mid-South Fair. Hawk was well known throughout the Mid-South for his work with Search Dogs South in his role as K9 public relations spokesman. He was popular at the Showcase of Dogs, at demonstrations and safety presentations he always impressed people with his friendly, gentle nature.
Hawk was a regular at the Fun Fest kick-off for the summer reading programs at many Memphis Library locations. He attended health fairs in Holly Springs, Senatobia and Hickory Flat. Hawk participated at demonstrations at numerous churches, schools, Neighborhood Watch and Scouting events.
Hawk attended a presentation at The Peabody where Search Dogs South was recognized for its support of the United Way. He was a guest for lunch at the Racquet Club with the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots banquet.
At Ole Miss football games Hawk attracted a lot of attention in the grove. Search Dogs South and Nitro, a chocolate lab, have conducted safety checks of the football stadium prior to each home game since Sep 11, 2001, and attended the games afterward with Hawk.
Hawk was a regular at pet therapy at nursing homes in Memphis and also at Trinity Mission in Holly Springs. Hawk had a profound effect on some of the most withdrawn patients when they would respond to his presence where they might not respond to anything else around them.
Hawk was a welcome shopper at many area stores. Store employees knew him by name and would ask about him if we went shopping without him. He was an exemplary representative of his breed.
A child is credited with having responded to the question “why do people live longer than dogs?” “Dogs don’t live as long as people because it doesn’t take them as long to get things right.” Hawk certainly had things right. He is missed.
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