Jackie McCarty started her career in Search and Rescue with Kentucky Search and Rescue Dogs in 1992. She has trained two dogs in wilderness & HRD and two dogs in live-find disaster to the operational level. The Falmouth, KY, flood in 1997 was her first disaster. Working that disaster made her realize the need to increase and standardize the education and training for SAR K9 teams. She transitioned exclusively to disaster dog work in 2005, and is a member of the Indiana Task Force One. She is currently working with her fifth SAR dog, Gabe, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois. She is a disaster dog evaluator and has been deployed to several disasters including searching for survivors after Hurricane Katrina.