Mary Haislet

Mary Haislet

Canine Handler, New Member Coordinator, Treasurer Search Dog Network

Mary is retired from a career of teaching in public schools followed by 15 years as a Humane Education Coordinator for an animal shelter.  Her interests and experience in animal behavior and training led her into search work.  She has been a Human Remains Detection K-9 Handler since 2003, and has trained two canine partners.   Her current canine is a Belgian Malinois named Noggin, and Noggin was also her partner with Texas Task Force 1 (TX-TF1) for 3 years.  Noggin and Mary are a Texas asset for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Human Remains Recovery missions she has deployed on with Noggin include many in central Texas, Hurricane Ike in Galveston, tornado recovery in Joplin, Mo., and Seattle, Washington.

 Certifications with K-9 Noggin:

  • NNDDA (National Narcotic Detection Dog Association) Human Remains land and water in December 2006
  • NASAR (National Association of Search and Rescue) Human Remains land standard in May of 2007
  • The Alliance of Search K-9s (TASK) in August of 2007
  • Passed HR Network of Canine Detection Services (NOCDS) evaluation Oct. 2007
  • SUSAR National US&R Response System Type II Disaster Recovery Canine March 2009
  • IPWDA (International Police Work Dog Association), Advanced Cadaver Search Ceertification, Straus Ranch, Bexar County, Texas, Passed March 3, 2010
  • Resource for National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Search Dog Network, Type I Water Certification, Passed Sept. 20, 2008, September 4, 2009, and July 13, 2010
  • IPWDA  (International Police Work Dog Association) Water Recovery Certification March 3, 2011
  • IPWDA  (International Police Work Dog Association) Basic Cadaver Search Certification, Canyon Lake , TX, March 22, 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Search and Rescue and Canine Training  includes:
  • Canine Search Specialist, TX-TF1
  • NASAR Search & Rescue Technician II
  • Managing the Lost Person Incident Course
  • TEEX Wide Area Search Class Course
  • Fundamentals of Search and Rescue
  • 30+ Canine training seminars across the country
  • Gifted Animal Program (GAP) Certified Diagnostician Level 1
  • Texas Animal Control Officer Association, Advanced Animal Control Officer

Professional Affiliations:

    • Member, NNDDA (National Narcotic Detection Dog Association) 2006-2008
    • Member, NSDA (National Search Dog Alliance) 2008-2011
    • Member IPWDA (International Police Work Dog Association) 2009-present

Canine Search Specialist for Texas Task Force I 2008-2011

Search in San Angelo